The Africa Food Prize

The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.

The Prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda and changing the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives. It puts a bright spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent.

Selection Criteria

The Prize Committee considers the following criteria for the Prize:

  • Contribution to reducing poverty and hunger and/or improving food and nutrition security in measurable terms
  • Contribution to providing a vital source of income and/or employment in measurable terms
  • Potential for transformative change through scalability, replication, and sustainability

Increased awareness and cooperation among African audiences and organizations

  • Proven leadership potential of the individual or organization, specifically the ability of the persevere despite significant challenges or risks.

Award Size: USD 100,000

Deadline: 16 May, 2022

Grant Sector:
  • Environment
  • Development
  • Science & Technology
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