18 April 2016

Nominations are now open for the Africa Food Prize

This news is communicated by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from The Africa Food Prize website.

About the Prize

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.

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

Nomination and Selection Procedure

The nomination process for the Africa Food Prize 2016 starts with nominations being sent to the Africa Food Prize Secretariat by Friday, June 10, 2016. Nominations must contain the information requested in the Nomination Guide.

The Africa Food Prize Secretariat then assists the Africa Food Prize Committee to screen and select candidates.

The Africa Food Prize Committee chooses the prize winner by unanimous vote. The Committee has absolute authority and its decisions cannot be overruled or appealed.

Submitting a nomination

Nominations must be received by Friday, 10 June 2016 and can be submitted in three ways:

Via post:

Attn: The Africa Food Prize Secretariat
West End Towers, 4th Floor, Kanjata Road
Off Muthangari Drive, off Waiyaki Way
P.O Box 66773, Westlands 00800, Nairobi Kenya    

Via email: nominations@africafoodprize.org
Online: by filling out the form below (if your nomination is larger than 5MB, we suggest submitting via the form below)
Read more about the prize at The Africa Food Prize website.