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    The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security

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    A recent Guardian article by Chris Brett, Olam’s Senior Vice-president and Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, explores the steps needed to be taken by policy-makers to achieve the four As of food security: availability (is there enough food), accessibility (in the right place), affordability (for the whole population) and adequacy (for a nutritious, balanced diet). You can read the article in full here: Eight steps to Straight As in food security.

    Research and development in agricultural science will be essential in achieving the 4 As, and with this aim, Olam has launched the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security in partnership with Agropolis Fondation. The Prize will be given to a research team or individual, in recognition of an outstanding innovation which carries a significant potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility or adequacy of food.

    The winner will receive a total prize of US$50,000, comprising US$15,000 as a personal award and US$35,000 as a grant for further research. The Olam Prize will be judged and awarded in conjunction with the Louis Malassis International Scientific prizes.

    The Olam Prize is one of the four initiatives we have launched this year to celebrate our Silver Jubilee. Along with the other initiatives, this prize for food security innovation will help us to continue to grow responsibly while addressing some of the global challenges facing the next generation.

    You can find more information and apply here before 15 January 2015, 12pm French time.

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