FAO opens nominations for agriculture innovation award

International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture is receiving nominations until February 2018.

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São Paulo – International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture is receiving nominations. The initiative was created by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the government of Switzerland. Individuals, private companies and institutions may submit nominations until February 28.

The award is divided into categories. One of them is the award for digitalization and innovation for sustainable food systems (USD 40,000). It encompasses innovations that impact more than one level of supply chain and strengthen the link between farmers and consumers. There is also the category award for innovations that empower youth in agriculture and food systems (USD 20,000). It is designed for innovations empowering youth (under 35) in agriculture and food systems.

FAO reiterates that, although innovation is a concept normally associated directly to technology, it is not limited to it. Innovation may also be considered a process where, through products or forms of organization, preexistent or not, creates something for the first time in a specific context in order to improve efficiency and competitivity to solve a problem.

To apply, one needs to access the official nomination form until 28 February 2019. General terms and conditions for the award are available here.

Translated by Guilherme Miranda

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