The USD 100,000 prize celebrates 
Africans who are taking control
of Africa’s agriculture agenda and 
changing the reality of farming in 
Africa from a struggle to survive
to a business that thrives. It puts a 
bright spotlight on bold initiatives 
and technical innovations that can 
be replicated across the continent.
The Africa Food Prize can be awarded 
to any individual or identifiable group 
of individuals, as well as to established
institutions, associations, organizations 
or government bodies with a formal and 
recognized judicial and organizational 
structure contributing to the overall 
objectives of the Prize.The Prize can be awarded to any qualified 
candidate, irrespective of nationality, 
profession or location, whose work, and 
contributions deriving from the work, has 
had a clear impact on the African situation, 
nationally, regionally or for the continent.
The Prize can be awarded with reference to 
a specific contribution or achievement, or
a series of efforts and results in the recent 
past, preferably within the last few years.
Nomination and Selection
The nomination process for the Africa Food 
Prize 2017 starts with nominations being 
sent to the Africa Food Prize Secretariat by 
Monday, 5th June, 2017. Nominations must 
contain the information requested in the 
Nomination Guide.
The Africa Food Prize Secretariat then 
assists the Africa Food Prize Committee to 
screen and select candidates.
The Africa Food Prize Committee chooses 
the prize winner by unanimous vote. The 
Committee has absolute authority and its 
decisions cannot be overruled or appealed.
Contribution to reducing poverty and 
hunger and/or improving food and 
nutrition security in measurable terms.
SELECTION criteria
• Contribution to providing a vital source of 
income and/or employment in measurable 
• Potential for transformative change 
through scalability, replication, and 
• Increased awareness and cooperation 
among African audiences and 
• Proven leadership potential of the 
individual or organization, specifically the 
ability of the to persevere despite 
significant challenges or risks.
Guidelines for Submitting a Nomination 
To be eligible for the Prize, a nomination 
must be submitted in writing in either 
English or French.
In order to be considered by the Africa 
Food Prize Committee, all nominations 
and supporting documentation must be 
received by Tuesday 15 May 2018.
Nomination can be done online: HERE
Or should be sent to:
The Africa Food Prize 2017
Attn: The Africa Food Prize Secretariat
West End Towers, 4th Floor, Kanjata Road 
Off Muthangari Drive, off Waiyaki Way
P.O Box 66773, Westlands 00800, Nairobi Kenya

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