The GCHERA WORLD AGRICULTURE PRIZE is the international award of the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA). The Prize aims to encourage the development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation, and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished contribution of individuals to this mission.
The prize was proposed by both Prof. ZHAI Huqu, the former Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and Prof. ZHOU Guanghong, the President of Nanjing Agricultural University (NJAU) and Chairman of Education Professional Committee (EPC), of the Chinese Association of Agricultural Science Societies (CAASS) on October 20, 2012, in the occasion of NJAU’s 110th anniversary. It was approved at the GCHERA steering committee meeting in Uruguay on October 29, 2012. The prize is generously sponsored by the Education Development Foundation of NJAU and Da Bei Nong Group, the prizes are awarded annually.
GCHERA has the mission to encourage mutual understanding and global co-operation among higher education associations and their constituent member institutions in supporting innovation and to provide within the global context, leadership in education, research, and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences.
Two World Agriculture Prizes will be awarded in 2021 each to an individual academic/faculty member from a higher education institution in recognition of the academic/faculty member’s lifetime achievements working in the disciplines relating to the agricultural and life sciences – including but not limited to agriculture, forestry, natural resources, food, bio-based products, bioenergy, rural development, and the environment. At least one recipient will be from a country NOT classified as having a developed economy. See the list of those countries with a developed economy.
Each nominee will demonstrate exceptional and significant achievement in his or her engagement in the mission of higher education institutions in education, research, innovation, and outreach relating to the agricultural and life sciences. The impact of these achievements will most likely be demonstrated in the work of the nominee in the development of the institution(s) in which the nominee has served, and in the local and wider geographical region of those institution(s), but not necessarily globally.
Two 100,000 USD prizes will be awarded in 2021 with at least one recipient coming from a country NOT classified as having a developed economy. See the list of those countries with a developed economy.
How to apply?
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