World Food Prize nominations: Deadline nears

April 27, 2012

Less than one week remains until the May 1 deadline for all nominations for the World Food Prize. The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

The World Food Prize is a $250,000 award formally presented at the Laureate Award Ceremony in mid-October, on or around World Food Day, in conjunction with the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium. The award has been called “the Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture” and aims to recognize and inspire great work in feeding the world.

Nominations are sought of an individual or individuals having demonstrated exceptional achievement in any field involved in enhancing food production and distribution and increasing food availability and accessibility to those most in need. Any academic or research institution, private or public organization, corporate entity, or governmental unit may submit a nomination for The World Food Prize. More details and a nomination form can be found at