3 April 2019

Call for nominations: 2019 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize

The World Agriculture Prize seeks Nominations for the 2019 prize to be submitted no later than 17:00 GMT on 30 April 2019. 

WORLD AGRICULTURE PRIZE is an international award of the Global Confederation on of Higher Education on Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA, http://www.gchera.com/).

The prize aims to promote the global development of the mission of its member institutions in education, research, innovation and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences. It recognizes the distinguished contribution of an individual to this mission. A nominee’s achievements should be demonstrated locally and in the wider wide geographical region of the institutions in which the nominee has served, but not necessarily globally. The prize is 100,000 USD per person and two recipients awarded, with at least one recipient NOT coming from a country classified as having a developed economy. For the list of those countries with a developed economy see www.gchera-wap.org.

The Prize Formally 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 NJAU and Chairman of Educa on Professional Committee (EPC) of the Chinese Association of Agricultural Science Societies (CAASS) on October 20, 2012 in the occasion of NJAU’s 110th anniversary and was approved at the GCHERA steering committee meeting in Uruguay on Oct. 29, 2012. Generously sponsored by the Education Development Foundation of Nanjing Agricultural University and DaBei Nong Group, the prizes are awarded annually.

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.

The 2019 GCHERA World Agriculture Prize Awarding Ceremony will be held on Oct. 28, 2019 in Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China.