Deadline: 1 May 2017
Nominations are open for “The World Food Prize” that is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of the food production and distribution chain.
Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis; and public advocacy.
- This exceptionally significant achievement must be shown to have resulted in a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality or availability of, or access to, food for a substantial number of people.
- It must be clearly shown that this increase was the direct result of the specific actions and activities of the nominee (i.e., without his or her specific accomplishment, no change would have occurred).
- The impact of this achievement must be measurable, quantifiable, or otherwise demonstrated either in terms of reduced poverty, hunger, or suffering; or enhanced health, nutrition, quality of life and well-being.
- The number of people affected as well as the extent of the change they experienced will be a substantial factor in evaluating the relative significance of the various individual achievements being considered.
- Substantial weight will also be given to the complexity of the problem solved and the degree of difficulty involved in achieving success.
- A nominee must be living and in sufficiently good health to attend The World Food Prize Award Ceremony.
- The Prize is intended to be awarded to one person. In exceptional circumstances where an additional person (or persons) has collaborated in an indispensable way, more than one person may be included in the nomination
- The World Food Prize Selection Committee will determine whether joint nominations meet this criteria, and in cases where it judges this standard has not been met, to limit the number of persons being considered.
- It is intended that all elements of the food chain be recognized at some point in the awarding of The Prize.
- Any Academic Institution, Private or Public Organization, or Governmental Unit may submit a nomination for the World Food Prize.
- Any such entity may submit as many nominations as it sees fit.
- All nominations are confidential, and the identities of the nominators and the nominating organization are kept in strict confidence.
- Individuals may generate nominations, but the nomination must be endorsed by, and submitted through, an academic institution, private or public organization, or governmental unit.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit The World Food Prize.