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Call for entries: Africa Food Prize

Nominations are now open for the Africa Food Prize, a pre-eminent award recognising an extraordinary individual or institution whose contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.

Important dates:

Deadline: 17 June 2024

Name of donor : African Food Prize

Amount of the grant :  10,000 $ to 100,000 $

Category: Awards, prizes and challenges

Area(s) of interest
Food and nutrition
Food safety
Women and gender
Employment and work
The fight against poverty
Development sustainable
Community development
Prize objectives
  • The Africa Food Prize recognises extraordinary women, men and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that uplifts all Africans. Building on the values and principles established by the Yara Prize, the Africa Food Prize highlights achievements and innovations that can be replicated across the continent to eliminate hunger and poverty and provide a vital new source of employment and income.
Eligibility criteria
  • The African Food Prize may be awarded to any identifiable individual or group of individuals, as well as to established institutions, associations, organisations or government bodies with a formal and recognised judicial and organisational structure contributing to the general objectives of the Prize.
  • The Prize may be awarded to any qualified candidate, regardless of nationality, profession or location, whose work and resulting contributions have had a clear impact on the African situation, at national, regional or continental level.
  • The prize may be awarded in reference to a specific contribution or achievement, or to a series of efforts and results in the recent past, preferably within the last few years.
  • Current or recent members of the African Food Prize Committee, or an institution/organisation headed by such a member, are not eligible for the Prize. The Prize may not be awarded to a person who has already died, but will be awarded in the event of the death of a winner before receiving the Prize.
  • The Prize may be awarded to several winners, but to no more than two. In the event of a tie, each winner will receive an equal prize (USD 100,000 divided in two), a diploma and a trophy.
  • The Prize Committee will consider the following criteria for the Prize:
    • Contribution to reducing poverty and hunger and/or improving food and nutritional security in measurable terms
    • Contribution to the provision of a vital source of income and/or employment in measurable terms
    • Potential for transformative change thanks to scalability, replication and sustainability
    • Increased awareness and cooperation among African audiences and organisations
    • Proven leadership potential of the individual or organisation, in particular the ability to persevere despite significant challenges or risks.

For more information, please visit the African Food Prize .

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