The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement that advances human development with a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food through creative interventions at any point within the full scope of the food system.
The Prize recognizes achievements made by individuals working in every part of the world, representing the diversity of the global food and nutrition security community.
The Prize aims to give due recognition to individuals of diverse geographic areas, as well as gender, age, race and ethnicity.
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Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to:
a) soil and land;
b) plant and animal science;
c) food science and technology;
e) rural development;
g) food processing, packaging and storage;
h) water and the environment;
i) natural resource conservation;
j) physical infrastructure;
k) transportation and distribution;
l) special or extraordinary feeding programs;
m) social organization and poverty elimination;
n) economics and finance;
o) policy analysis and implementation;
p) public advocacy.
1. Any academic institution, private or public organization, or governmental unit may submit a nomination for the World Food Prize.
2. Any such entity may submit as many nominations as it sees fit.
3. All nominations are confidential, and the identities of the nominators and the nominating organization are kept in strict confidence.
4. Individuals may generate nominations, but the nomination must be endorsed by, and submitted through, an academic institution, private or public organization, or governmental unit.
5. Self-nominations will not be considered.
The deadline for submitting a nomination is May 1st, 2021.
For more information, please visit https://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm?nodeID=87515&audienceID=1