The German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller
and Joseph Wilhelm presented the awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award that went to the Ethiopian scientist and environmental activist Dr. Tewolde Berhan and his wife Sue Edwards
who are the first married couple to receive this award for their extensive life’s work. The laudatory speech for this honorary award gave Markus Arbenz
, executive director of IFOAM – Organics International.