- Awardees stand to earn US$100,000
- H. E Jakaya Kikwete leads the Africa Food Prize committee
- Prize seeks nominations from fields such as technology, education, and policy advocacy
Nairobi, 19th February 2024: Africa Food Systems Prize opens nominations process for 2024
In recognition of the remarkable achievements and innovations within the
African Food Systems sector, the prestigious Africa Food Prize has announced the opening of nominations for its 2024 edition. This esteemed award celebrates individuals and organizations driving positive change and
promoting sustainable food systems across the continent.
The Africa Food Prize, is a symbol of excellence in the agricultural and food systems sectors, honoring outstanding contributions to food security,
agricultural development, and economic growth in Africa.
With each passing year, the prize continues to shine a spotlight on visionaries who are revolutionizing the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed, ultimately improving the lives of millions.
Nominations for the Africa Food Prize 2024 are now being accepted, inviting individuals, institutions, and initiatives that have made significant strides in enhancing food security, promoting agricultural sustainability, and fostering innovation to submit their entries.
The prize recognizes efforts ranging from research and technological
advancements to policy advocacy and grassroots initiatives, all of which
contribute to building a more resilient and inclusive food system across Africa.
H. E Jakaya Kikwete, Chairman of the Africa Food Prize Committee,
emphasized the importance of recognizing and celebrating the unsung
heroes who are at the forefront of Africa’s agricultural transformation. In a
statement, HE Kikwete remarked, “The Africa Food Prize serves as a platform to honor those whose dedication and ingenuity are driving progress towards a hunger-free Africa. As we open the call for nominations for the 2024 edition, we look forward to uncovering remarkable stories of resilience, innovation, and impact that are shaping the future of food on our continent.”
The Africa Food Prize seeks nominations from all corners of the continent, spanning diverse fields such as farming, agribusiness, research, education, and policy advocacy. Nominees will be evaluated based on their demonstrated impact, sustainability, scalability, and potential to inspire positive change within their communities and beyond. All nominations are reviewed using the Africa Food Prize criteria that assesses a program’s contribution to poverty reduction and nutrition security as well as improvement of livelihoods through employment and job creation.
Previous recipients of the Africa Food Prize include pioneers in agriculture, entrepreneurs, scientists, and policymakers who have spearheaded transformative initiatives, from promoting climate-smart farming practices to empowering smallholder farmers and enhancing market access for agricultural products.