Call for Nominations: World Food Prize 2023 ($250,000 award)

The World Food Prize 2023 is now accepting nominations.

The World Food Prize is the most prestigious international award honoring those who have made significant contributions to human progress by enhancing the quality, quantity, or availability of food throughout the world.

Soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing, packaging, and storage; water and the environment are only a few examples of accomplishments.

Natural resource conservation, physical infrastructure, transportation and distribution, special or unusual feeding programs, social organization and poverty reduction, economics and finance, policy analysis and execution, and public advocacy are all topics covered.

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Worth of Award

The World Food Prize is a $250,000 prize given out at the Laureate Award Ceremony, which takes place in mid-October, on or around World Food Day, and is held in connection with the Borlaug Dialogue international conference.

World Food Prize 2023: Eligibility

Individuals or groups that have exhibited extraordinary performance in any sector related to improving food production and distribution, as well as boosting food availability and accessibility to those in need, are encouraged to submit nominations.

A nomination may be submitted by any academic or research institution, private or public organization, business entity, or governmental body.

World Food Prize 2023 | Nomination

The information that will be requested is detailed in the following list.

  • Nominator information includes the name(s) of the person(s) who submitted the nomination, the name of the nominating organization, postal address, e-mail address, and phone number of the person(s) who submitted the nomination.
  • A senior official from the nominating group must sign the nomination, guaranteeing the correctness of the information.
  • Name, present job, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, date and country of birth, and citizenship of the nominee.
  • A résumé or CV documenting the nominee’s previous roles, schooling, professional connections, accolades, and awards is required.
  • Photograph: The nominee’s photo.
  • In 150 words or fewer, explain why the candidate deserves to win the World Food Prize.
  • Statement of Achievement: Describe the nominee’s particular accomplishment in no more than two paragraphs.
  • The nomination should be nominated for one concrete, quantifiable, and long-lasting accomplishment that has improved the quality, quantity, availability, or accessibility to food.
  • Describe the impact of the nominee’s achievement in terms of improved health, nutrition, and quality of life, or reduced levels of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in no more than two pages. The following points should be clearly stated in the statement:
  1. the number of people who have been impacted;
  2. the impact’s geographical boundaries; and
  3. the impact on the well-being of those affected over time
  4. The strongest nominations will quantify the change or changes that occurred as a direct result of the nominee’s accomplishment.
  • Seconding Nominations: At least two persons who are acquainted with the nominee’s work but are not directly involved with the nominating group must sign and date a letter seconding the nomination.
  • Letters of support for the nomination should preferably provide further details on the nominee’s accomplishments as well as their influence on the individuals who were impacted.
  • Documents in Support of the Nomination: Documents in support of the nomination should be submitted.
  • These might include pieces in the press or journals outlining the candidate’s accomplishments and the influence of his or her work, as well as writings by or about the nominee that are directly related to the achievement.
  • Only digital copies of each document should be sent.

To nominate someone, click here.

Deadline for application: May 1, 2022

Visit the World Food Prize website for more information.

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