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Apply for the Yara Innovation Programme in Africa

Nominations are invited by Yara Prize Committee for agriculture innovation programme in Africa. The objective of this programme is to focus on young women and men who are making a particular effort within agriculture paying particular attention to innovation and entrepreneurship.

The mission of the Yara Prize is to contribute to the transformation of African agriculture and food and nutrition security, within a sustainable context, thereby helping to reduce hunger and poverty.

The Yara Prize was established in 2005 as a direct response to the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s call for a green revolution in Africa in 2004. It aims at celebrating significant achievements related to food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture with a trans formative power.

Eligibility & Criteria-

The Yara 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; recently or in the past, or over a period of time – judged as viable and in accordance with acknowledged principles of sustainability.

-Current or recent members of the Yara 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 60 000 divided in two), a diploma and a trophy.

Deadline- May 3rd 2013

For more information, visit this link
http://www.yara.com/doc/61032_Call_for_nominations_2013_v6.pdf

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