The science competitions seek to identify and give recognition to outstanding agricultural scientists and innovations led by African researchers, scientists and professionals who are effectively engaged in communicating the outputs (knowledge, technologies, approaches) of innovative agricultural research to farmers and agro entrepreneurs as well as advocating for policy change to optimize the benefits from scientific and technological developments.
Excellence in science and innovation with high economic impact is seen as major criteria in promoting investments in agricultural research for development.
The science competitions and awards are categorized as:
Each category is unique and will follow a specific and meticulous process to identify the winners.
The Young Professionals in Science Award:
The purpose is to identify the most promising and innovative work and excellence of young scientists; ages 25 – 40 years old.
Specifically the competition and award will recognize and highlight the future leaders and innovators in agricultural science with the potential to have high impact and contribution to the African development.
Women in Science Award:
The purpose is to give recognition to outstanding women engaged in innovative research and communication of scientific results and technologies to end‐users that contribute towards improved productivity and incomes of farmers and agro entrepreneurs especially women.
Thiscompetition and award is expected to raise the profile of innovative women involved in science who can act as role models for other women and the youth and contribute towards achieving the eradication of poverty, hunger and gender inequality.
For more award information and application, see: African Agriculture Science Competitions and Awards Website