The World Food Prize Foundation

The World Food Prize Global Nomination Process Opens for Innovators in Agriculture

01/15/2018

The World Food Prize Foundation is now accepting nominations for its renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nominations of worthy candidates are invited from public and private organizations, academic institutions, governmental organizations, and businesses. The nomination criteria, procedure, and on-line form are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/nominate. Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2018.

The World Food Prize was created in 1986 to be the highest individual honor for truly exceptional and unique achievements in improving the quality, quantity, and availability of the world’s food supply, as well as the access of all human beings to it. This prestigious $250,000 award has been presented to 46 outstanding individuals from 18 countries and the United Nations. In issuing this annual invitation to nominate, World Food Prize President Ambassador Kenneth Quinn affirmed that: “It is imperative that those individuals whose work has truly made a difference in the lives and well being of large numbers of people are considered for this award.”

Inquiries and additional nomination materials may be directed to Judith Pim, Director of Secretariat Operations at The World Food Prize, by email at jpim@worldfoodprize.org

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ABOUT THE WORLD FOOD PRIZE:  The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize was founded in 1986 by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, recipient of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, the World Food Prize has honored 46 outstanding individuals who have made vital contributions throughout the world. The World Food Prize annually hosts the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium and a variety of youth education programs to help further the discussion on cutting-edge global food security issues and inspire the next generation to end hunger. 

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