2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security
The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security recognizes an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food and the UN's Sustainable Development Goal #2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
The winning research project will receive US$ 50,000. The Prize is open to ground-breaking scientific research projects from academic or scientific reseach instituions, civil societies and the private sector; and can focus on any region, environment, crop or part of the supply chain.
The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security (hereafter referred to as ‘the Prize’) aims to recognise an outstanding innovation for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility and adequacy of food. The Prize will support the innovation’s further development and contribution to global food security, in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. The Prize will be given to a research project for an outstanding innovation with a significant impact on food security focusing on any region, environment, crop or part of the supply chain.
- Research projects in plant science, soil science, nutritional science, agricultural sciences or other field of scientific research impacting food security will be considered for the Prize.
- Applicants will be considered from academic or research organisations, civil society organisations and the private sector.
- The research can be based anywhere in the world, and can be focussed on innovation for food security in developed and/or developing countries.
- The research project must be ongoing, and have enough evidence of achieved or potential impact to fulfil the judging criteria e. Research into the genetic modification of organisms is not eligible for the Prize. f. Olam employees are not eligible for the Prize.
DEADLINE EXTENDED until 12 February 2017, 11:59 PM (CET, France). Download: Guidelines Olam Prize
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