Call for Nominations for the GCHERA Laureate 2017

Deadline for nominations 17.00 GMT 26 April 2017

The Prize aims to encourage the global development of the mission of higher education institutions in education, research and innovation in the agricultural and life sciences by recognizing the distinguished contribution of an individual to this mission.  The prize is generously sponsored by the Education Development Foundation of Nanjing Agricultural University and Da Bei Nong Group. The prize, awarded to one person, is 50.000 USD.

The 4th Laureate 2017 was Professor Lorne BABIUK a world renowned virologist at the University of Alberta,  the 3rd Laureate in 2015 was Professor Dr R Paul SINGH a world leader in food engineering at the University of California, Davis, the 2nd Laureate in 2014 was Professor Dr Paul VLEK, a world-renowned soil scientist at the University of Bonn, Germany and the 1st Laureate in 2013 was Professor Dr Ronnie COFFMAN, an international plant breeder at Cornell University, USA.

The Call for nominations is now open for the 2017 Prize

The World Agriculture Prize will be awarded in 2017 to an academic/faculty member from a higher education institution 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. Such disciplines are inclusive of both the natural and social sciences.

The World Agriculture Prize will be awarded in recognition of the academic/faculty member’s life time achievements.

The nominee will demonstrate exceptional and significant achievement in his or her engagement in the mission of higher education institutions relating to the agricultural and life sciences – in education, research and innovation.

This impact 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.

See the website where you can download the Terms and Conditions for submitting a nomination for the prize.

Procedure:

Register your intention to submit a nomination on the GCHERA World Agriculture Website. You will then receive a password by email to allow you to log on to the online nomination form. You can update your nomination form at any time until the closing date of 17.00 GMT on 26 April 2017

The Prize:

The Prize was proposed by Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of Nanjing Agricultural University. The prize is generously sponsored by the Education Development Foundation of Nanjing Agricultural University and Da Bei Nong Group.

The Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life Sciences (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.  The Prize furthers that mission.

Posted on 11 Feb 2017