27 June 2011, Rome - Presentation of the A.H. Boerma Award 2010-2011 by FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf to Mr Javier Blas of the Financial Times. The A.H. Boerma Award pays tribute to Addeke H. Boerma, FAO Director-General from 1968 to 1975. The Award is presented biennially to a journalist, or other individuals, whose writing on development questions has helped focus public attention at the international or regional levels on important aspects of world food issues, in particular those related to agricultural and rural development in developing countries, thereby building up public support for solutions to these questions. FAO Conference, 37th Session. FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall).