Apply for 3rd Organic Farming Innovation Award: Inviting Innovators Worldwide

Deadline: 31 March 2017

Applications are currently open for the 3rd Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA), inviting innovators to propose an innovator in the organic agriculture sector.

Every three years, at the Organic World Congress (OWC), IFOAM-Organics International, the Rural Development Administration (RDA) (link is external) of the Republic of Korea, and the IFOAM Technology Innovation Platform (TIPI) award outstanding organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA). OFIA is an initiative of the government of the Republic of Korea in remembrance of the 17th OWC held in 2011 in its Gyeonggi Province.

The overall goal of OFIA is to contribute to solving problems and exploring potentials in order to increase effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of organic farming, improve viability for environment, plants, animals and human beings. The objective of OFIA is to regularly highlight outstanding innovations and to incentivize organic innovations among researchers, extension agents and practitioners.

Award Categories

OFIA is awarded in two categories:

  • the Grand Prize and
  • the Science Prize.


The winners receive a monetary award (10,000 US$ for Grand Prize and 5,000 US$ for Science Prize) and a specially commissioned, sculpted memento at a festive ceremony during the OWC. The award earns the winners and their inspiring work more visibility, and helps spread their messages to a wider audience.

Eligibility Criteria

Innovators from around the world are invited to apply.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Organic Farming Innovation Award.

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