FAO/Government of Switzerland 2019 International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture (USD 60,000 prize)

Application Deadline:28 February 2019.

FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit a nomination for one of the following categories before 28 February 2019.

  • Award for Digitalization and Innovation for Sustainable Food Systems (USD 40 000) – Innovations that impact more than one level of supply chain and strengthen the link between farmers and consumers
  • Award for Innovations that empower youth in agriculture and food systems (USD 20 000) – Innovations that empower youth (under 35) in agriculture and food systems

Agricultural innovation is the process whereby individuals or organizations bring new or existing products, processes or ways of organization into use for the first time in a specific context in order to increase effectiveness, competitiveness,resilience to shocks or environmental sustainability and thereby contribute to food security and nutrition, economic development or sustainable natural resource management.  The Federal Government of Switzerland is pleased to sponsor an International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture (the Award).

FAO wants to hear how your innovation is contributing to the global effort to reach Zero Hunger.

Application Procedure:

by 28 February 2019 to [email protected]  

Download the Application Form

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture


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