The GCHERA World Agriculture 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. Two prizes are awarded of 100,000 USD. At least one prize will be awarded to a person NOT coming from a country classified as having a developed economy. See further details
The Prize was proposed by Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) on October 20, 2012 on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of the University, and was established by the GCHERA Board on 28 October 2012. The prize is generously sponsored by the Education Development Foundation of Nanjing Agricultural University and Da Bei Nong Group.