World Food Prize- 2015 Competition

The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. It is a $250,000 award.
Nominations are sought demonstrating exceptional achievement in any field involved in enhancing food production and distribution and increasing food availability and accessibility to those most in need. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis; and public advocacy.

The Nomination Process

A full nomination package will consist of:

  • a complete nomination form;
  • a photograph of the nominee;
  • a statement of achievement (two pages);
  • a statement of impact (two pages);
  • 2 letters of receommendation from individuals familiar with the nominee's work
  • any other supplemental material that supports the nomination (articles, publications, etc.)


The final nomination materials should be submitted via email to


The final nomination deadline is May 1, 2015


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the nomination process.