In 2013, the Yara Prize will have a specific focus on young women and men making a particular effort within agriculture paying particular attention to innovation and entrepreneurship. The mission of the Yara Prize is to contribute to the transformation of African agriculture, food and nutrition security, within a sustainable context, thereby helping to reduce hunger and poverty.
The Yara Prize was established in 2005 as a direct response to the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s call for a green revolution in Africa in 2004. It aims at celebrating significant achievements related to food and nutrition security, and sustainable agriculture with a transformative power.
The prize can be awarded to any qualified candidate, irrespective of nationality, profession or location, whose work, and contributions deriving from the work, has had a clear impact on the African situation, nationally, regionally, or for the continent.
The prize can be awarded with reference to a specific contribution or achievement, or a series of efforts and results; recently or in the past, or over a period of time – judged as viable and in accordance with acknowledged principles of sustainability. To be considered by the prize committee, all nominations and supporting documentation must be received by May 3, 2013.