Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Call for Nominations: World Food Prize Deadline May 1

Nominate Now for The World Food Prize   


"The World Food Prize has totally changed my life, brought me from obscurity to someone that has a voice and draws attention. That's given me a voice and an opportunity to be heard on issues of concern to humanity." 
-Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Laureate

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. 

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 wellbeing of large numbers of people are considered for this award."

The nomination criteria, procedure, and on-line form are available at

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

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