In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Food Prize Foundation has extended the nomination deadline to Monday, May 25, 2020.

The World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have made a significant contribution to furthering food security. World Food Prize Laureates are formally honored at the World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony on or near World Food Day, October 16, and receive $250,000. The World Food Prize aims to celebrate achievements across the agricultural sector, from innovations in soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; conservation; through to supply chain; economics and finance; policy analysis; and public advocacy. Achievements are quantifiable in terms of reduced poverty, hunger, or suffering; or enhanced health, nutrition and quality of life. The deadline for submitting a nomination is May 1, 2020.

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