Africa Food Prize

Apply for Africa Food Prize 2016

Apply for the Africa Food Prize 2016; an award that celebrates innovation, in agriculture, towards eliminating hunger and poverty in Africa.

The Africa Food Prize is funded by AGRA and Yara International ASA. It’s a prize that recognizes initiatives by Africans to fight food insecurity in Africa.

More than this, the prize also rewards contribution in agriculture that provides economic opportunities for Africans; in the fight against poverty.

Africa Food Prize is to be awarded annually at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). This starts with AGRF 2016 set for Nairobi, Kenya in September. $100,000 will be handed out to the winners.



  • The Africa Food Prize can be awarded to any individual or identifiable group of individuals, as well as to established institutions, associations, organizations or government bodies with a formal and recognized judicial and organizational structure contributing to the overall objectives of the Prize.
  • The Prize can be awarded to any qualified candidate, irrespective of nationality, profession or location, whose work, and contributions deriving from the work, has had a clear impact on the African situation, nationally, regionally or for the continent.
  • The Prize can be awarded with reference to a specific contribution or achievement, or a series of efforts and results in the recent past, preferably within the last few years.
  • Current or recent members of the Africa Food Prize Committee, or an institution/ organization headed by such a member, are ineligible for the Prize. The Prize cannot be awarded to a person already deceased, but will be presented in the event a Prize winner dies before receiving the Prize.
  • The Prize can be awarded to more than one winner, but not more than two. If shared, each winner will receive equal prize money (USD 100 000 divided in two), a diploma and a trophy.
  • A nomination must be submitted in writing in either English or French.
  • In order to be considered by the Africa Food Prize Committee, all nominations and supporting documentation must be received by Friday, June 10, 2016.

The deadline for submitting applications is June 10th, 2016. Check out the prize’s official website to learn more.