GCHERA World Agriculture Prize 2018
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Download the Terms and Conditions for Nominating a person for the Prize.

The World Agriculture Prizes will be open for registration and nominations
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The GCHERA WORLD AGRICULTURE PRIZE is the international award of the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA). The Prize aims to encourage the development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished contribution of an individual to this mission. Two 100,000 USD prizes will be awarded in 2018 with at least one recipient NOT coming from a country classified as having a developed economy. See the list of those countries with a developed economy.

The prize was proposed by both Prof. ZHAI Huqu, the former Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and Prof. ZHOU Guanghong, the President of Nanjing Agricultural University (NJAU) and Chairman of Education Professional Committee (EPC), of the Chinese Association of Agricultural Science Societies (CAASS) on October 20, 2012 in the occasion of NJAU’s 110th anniversary. It was approved at the GCHERA steering committee meeting in Uruguay on October 29, 2012. The prize is generously sponsored by the Education Development Foundation of NJAU and Da Bei Nong Group, the prizes are awarded annually.

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 2018 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE PRIZES

Two World Agriculture Prizes will be awarded in 2018 each to an individual academic/faculty member from higher education institution in recognition of the academic/faculty member’s life time achievements 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. At least one recipient will be from a country NOT classified as having a developed economy. See the list of those countries with a developed economy.

Each nominee will demonstrate exceptional and significant achievement in his or her engagement in the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation and outreach relating to the agricultural and life sciences. The impact of these achievements 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 can register to make a nomination on this page. 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 12.00 GMT on 20 January 2018.

The Terms and Conditions for nominating a person for the prize in 2018 will be published by 1 February 2018. If you would like to receive a copy please email the Secretariat at gchera@gchera-wap.org

AWARD CEREMONY

The 2018 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Award Ceremony will be held on 28 October 2018 in Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China