Africa Food Prize

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Kenya
Posted 3 years ago

The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.

Seize this opportunity to recognize and celebrate an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives and deserves this preeminent award. Nominations must be received no later than Tuesday 15 May 2018.

The US $100,000 prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda. It puts a spotlight on bold initiatives and technological innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.

The Africa Food Prize began as the Yara Prize and was established in 2005 by Yara International ASA in Norway to honor achievements in African agriculture.

The Yara Prize recognized individuals from Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Mozambique for their success in making African farms more productive, profitable and resilient.

Moving the Yara Prize to Africa in 2016 and rechristening it the Africa Food Prize gave the award a distinctive African home, African identity, and African ownership.

Objective: The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.

Building on the values and principles established by the Yara Prize, the Africa Food Prize puts a bright spotlight on achievements and innovations with transformative power that can be scaled and replicated across the continent to eliminate hunger and poverty and provide a vital new source of employment and income.

Nationality Eligible: Africa

Award: $100,000

Eligibility: The Africa Food Prize can be awarded to any individual or identifiable group of individuals, as well as to established institutions, associations, organizations or government bodies with a formal and recognized judicial and organizational structure contributing to the overall objectives of the Prize.

The Prize can be awarded to any qualified candidate, irrespective of nationality, profession or location, whose work, and contributions deriving from the work, has had a clear impact on the African situation, nationally, regionally or for the continent.

Application:

Nomination Process

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Application Deadline:14 May 2018

 

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Job CategoryFarming Opportunities

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