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.
At a Ceremony on 20 October 2013 at Nanjing Agricultural University it was announced that the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Laureate 2013 is Professor Ronnie Coffman from Cornell University. See the statement recording Ronnie Coffman's achievements and the impact of those achievements.
The call for nominations for GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2014 will be announced early in the New Year 2014.
Register your interest in submitting a proposal for GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2014 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org