The World Agriculture Prize is now closed for nominations
The Prize aims to encourage the global development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research and innovation in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished contribution of an individual to this mission.
The Prize was proposed by both Professor Zhai Huqu, the former-president of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and Professor Zhou Guanghong, the President of Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) and Chairman of Education Professional Committee (EPC) of the Chinese Association of Agricultural Science Societies (CAASS) on October 20, 2012 in the occasion of the 110th anniversary of Nanjing Agricultural University. Nanjing Agricultural University generously sponsors the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize. The prize will be 50,000 USD.
The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA) has the mission to encourage mutual understanding and global co-operation among higher education associations and their constituent member institutions in supporting innovation, and to provide within the global context, leadership in education, research and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences.
The World Agriculture Prize will be awarded in 2014 to an academic/faculty member from a higher education institution working in the disciplines relating to the agricultural and life sciences – including but not limited to agriculture, forestry, natural resources, food, bio based products, bioenergy, rural development and the environment. Such disciplines are inclusive of both the natural and social sciences.
The World Agriculture Prize will be awarded in recognition of the academic/faculty member’s life time achievements.
The nominee will demonstrate exceptional and significant achievement in his or her engagement in the mission of higher education institutions relating to the agricultural and life sciences - in education, research and innovation. This impact will most likely be demonstrated in the work of the nominee in the development of the institution(s) in which the nominee has served, and in the local and wider geographical region of those institution(s), but not necessarily globally.
Download the Terms and Conditions for submitting a nomination for the Prize and register. You will then receive a password by email to allow you to log on to the online nomination form. You can update your nomination form at any time until the closing date of 17.00 GMT on 3 May 2014.