Olam Food Prize

Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security

The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security, awarded in partnership with Agropolis Fondationrecognises an innovative scientific research project for its potential impact on the availability, accessibility, affordability and adequacy of food, in line with UN SDG#2: End Hunger.

The winner will receive an unrestricted US$75,000 grant for the scaling up of proven research.

Applications for 2019 are now open. They are welcomed from academic or research institutions, civil societies and the private sector and can focus on any region, environment, crop or part of the agricultural supply chain. 

In 2015, the inaugural prize was awarded to a research team based at Cornell University who are revolutionising the way rice is grown. Read Professor Uphoff’s blog on the invisible life in soil systems.

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