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Africa Food Prize Opens Call for 2024 Edition

Africa Food Systems 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 aimed at honoring outstanding contributions to food security, agricultural development, and economic growth in 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.

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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.

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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.

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Milcah Lukhanyu
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