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Lord John Boyd Orr

Lord John Boyd Orr (1880-1971) was the first Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  He was also a passionate humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a pioneer in the field of nutrition studies.  Boyd Orr was one of the first scientists to identify the link between low income and nutritional deprivation. 

This website contains links to a selection of Boyd Orr's papers (available through permission of copyright owners), Boyd Orr photographs and portraits, audio files of Boyd Orr speeches, a bibliography of documents written by and about Boyd Orr, and links to websites with more information about his life, studies and work.