- The prize worth 250,000 USD rewards people who have carried out actions in food with a high impact on the population;
- Academic or research institutions, private or public organizations and government entities can nominate people;
- The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2021.
Nominations for the 2022 World Food Prize are open until May 1, 2021.
Worth USD 250,000, “the World Food Prize is the most important international award, which recognizes the achievements of people who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or access to food in the world”, according the World Food Prize Foundation, which is responsible for the initiative.
As usual, research or educational institutions, private or public organizations, legal persons or governmental entities, may nominate persons they deem eligible for the Prize, by submitting a dossier which shows their contribution in responding to food needs and nutritional problems at the global level, as well as the impact of this contribution.
To this end, the World Food Prize Foundation is organizing a webinar on March 24, 2021 on two time slots on choice, namely 1:00 p.m. Universal Time or 4:00 p.m. Universal Time, which will inform the public and potential nominators, on the nomination process as well as on the criteria. It therefore invites those who wish to participate in this webinar to register.
From 1987 to 2020, of the 50 laureates of this prestigious award, there are seven (07) Africans, including the current President of the African Development Bank (ADB), the Nigerian Akinwumi Adesina, who won it in 2017.
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