The Africa Food Prize is the quintessential award that recognizes an exceptional person or institution leading the effort to change the reality of agriculture in Africa, from a struggle to survive to a successful business.

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The prize of US $ 100,000 celebrates Africans who take control of Africa’s agricultural program. It highlights bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans.

Areas of concentration of opportunities:

  • Business
  • Agriculture

Languages ​​required

English or French

eligible countries


Program period

The 2020 African Food Prize will be awarded during the African Green Revolution Forum, scheduled for  September 2020.

Eligibility conditions (criteria)

  • The African Food Prize can be awarded to any identifiable individual or group of individuals, as well as to institutions, associations, organizations or government bodies established with a formal and recognized legal and organizational structure contributing to the general objectives of the Prize.
  • The Prize can be awarded to any qualified candidate, whatever their nationality, profession or location, whose work and the contributions which have resulted from it have had a clear impact on the situation in Africa, at national, regional or regional level. continent.
  • The prize can be awarded with reference to a specific contribution or achievement, or to a series of efforts and results in the recent past, preferably in recent years.
  • institution / organization headed by such a member, are not eligible for the prize. The prize cannot be awarded to an already deceased person, but will be presented in the event that a winner dies before receiving the prize.
  • The team informs you that the prize can be awarded to more than one winner, but not more than two. In case of sharing, each winner will receive an equal prize (100,000 USD divided in two), a diploma and a trophy.
  • To be eligible for the award, a nomination must be submitted in writing in English or French.

Opportunity cost


  • Price of US $ 100,000

How to register

First step:  apply online using the online form and submit all the required information  .

For more information on the price, click  here  .

For nomination guidelines, click  here  .

For the information sheet, click  here  .

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