16 March 2017

Call for nominations for the Justus von Liebig-Award for World Nutrition

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For the fifth time, the Foundation fiat panis is calling for nominations for the Justus von Liebig-Award for World Nutrition for outstanding achievements in the fight against hunger and poverty. The prize will be awarded to people or institutions which have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of world nutrition or to alleviate the consequences of under- and malnutrition.

The following areas are of particular interest:

  1. scientific contributions to research and teaching in the field of agricultural or nutritional sciences and related disciplines
  2. entrepreneurial and organizational services
  3. achievements of a humanitarian nature
  4. contributions to the communication of world food problem and possible solutions.

The Justus von Liebig-Award, endowed by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S. in Hamburg, was awarded regularly between 1949 and 2006. During that period, the prize was awarded to 76 distinguished individuals who had made outstanding contributions to the science and practice of agriculture in Europe. On the basis of an agreement with the Toepfer Foundation the Foundation fiat panis continued the award with the modified objective of awarding exceptional contributions to the improvement of world nutrition.

The prize is endowed with 25,000 Euro. It will be awarded in an undivided manner and presented at a ceremonial event in autumn 2017.

The nomination should be accompanied by:

  1. Personal data including address
  2. Curriculum vitae and important data of the nomination
  3. Brief description of the outstanding achievements in special regard for the improvement of world nutrition

We kindly request that any nominations should be treated confidentially, especially towards the nominated persons. Self-nominations are not possible.

The decision on the winner will be made by an independent committee. Its decisions are final. Legal recourse is excluded. The committee will not give a reason for not having chosen a particular candidate.

The deadline for submission of nominations is April 30, 2017.

Please send your nomination proposal to the Executive Director of the Foundation fiat panis:

Dr. Andrea Fadani
Foundation fiat panis
Syrlinstr. 7
89073 Ulm