The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognize global excellence in the study of food.
The Arrell Food Institute will recognize global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hope to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcoming the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond.
Two prizes, of at least $100,000 each, will be awarded annually.
The first award will recognize a scientist, or group of scientists, who has advanced our scientific understanding of food production, distribution and human nutrition.
The second award will recognize an individual, or group of individuals, who has contributed to healthy nutrition and for food security with a focus on communities.
Fields of achievement for the scientific award will include, but are not limited to, food science, crop or livestock genetics, agro-ecology, pest management, supply chain management, soil health, food processing, food packaging, or food-borne safety.
Fields of achievement for the community award will include, but are not limited to, household nutrition, urban poverty, Aboriginal food security, traditional food systems, socioeconomic policy, poverty elimination, or community development.
Nominations will open in Fall 2017.
For enquiries please contact AFIadmim@uoguelph.ca