The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award acknowledging an exceptional person or institution that is leading the effort to transform Africa’s farming reality–from a struggle to survive to a thriving business.
The $100,000 prize honors Africans who are reshaping Africa’s agricultural agenda. It focuses on daring initiatives and technological innovations that can be duplicated across the continent to create new food security and economic opportunities for all Africans.
The Africa Food Prize was founded in 2005 by Yara International ASA in Norway to recognize achievements in African agriculture. Individuals from Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Mozambique were honored with the Yara Prize for their success in making agricultural farms more productive, profitable, and resilient.
Moving the Yara Prize to Africa and renaming it the Africa Food Prize in 2016 gave the award a distinct African home, African identity, and African ownership.
To honor extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are ushering in a new era of long-term food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.
Criteria for Selection
- Measurable contribution to reducing poverty and hunger and/or improving food and nutrition security.
- Measurable contribution to providing a vital source of income and/or employment.
- Scalability, replication, and sustainability have the potential to bring about transformative change.
- African audiences and organizations have become more aware and cooperative.
How to apply
The deadline is Saturday, June 17, 2023. Click here to apply.
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