The Olam Prize For Innovation In Food Security
In 2014, the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security was launched in partnership with international scientific organisation, Agropolis Fondation.
Scientific innovation will be essential to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. The Olam Prize aims to advance knowledge and recognise innovation in world food security, by rewarding an outstanding research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food.
Applications are invited from research projects in plant science, soil science, nutritional science, agricultural sciences or other field of scientific research impacting food security, focused on any part of the agricultural supply chain. The winning research project will receive US$50,000 unrestricted funding to support its further development.
The Olam Prize is judged and awarded in conjunction with Agropolis Fondation’s Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food, which recognises individuals for their contribution to research, development and capacity building to improve sustainability of food and agricultural systems, food security and poverty reduction.
The winner of the Prize will receive US$50,000 (including VAT where applicable) which is to be spent unrestrictedly on furthering the research project and/or scaling up its impact.
Applications for the 2nd edition of the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security open on 12 October 2016 and close on 25 January 2017.