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Basic Criteria

The winning institution/organization demonstrates that they successfully contributed to an area of work related to FAO’s mandate, meeting one or all of the following criteria:

  • engaged local communities and relevant stakeholders with the aim to improve people’s lives  responding to their needs and rights and enhancing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • raised  visibility of the problem of hunger and malnutrition, communicating complex agricultural and economic issues to the wider public, and promoted successful solutions and projects for improved food security and nutrition;
  • presented an innovative idea, a new approach, or a unique policy that was implemented successfully and is adaptable to other contexts inspiring similar innovations within a given city, country, region or at the global level;
  • developed an initiative that demonstrates evidence of impact in improving peoples lives; and/or
  • successfully advocated for the value of policies and principles that FAO prioritizes.
Selection Process

Proposals for nominations presented by national, regional or global institutions should be submitted to FAO Representatives (in countries with an accredited FAO Representative) or to FAO Regional and Subregional Representatives (in countries with no accredited FAO Representative), as appropriate, for submission to the Awards Secretariat by 24 February 2023.

The Award is conferred for activities and programmes with remarkable achievements during the biennium preceding the current one. The Award will be presented by the Director-General to the individual or representative of the recipient institution during a special ceremony at the 172nd session of the FAO Council 24-28 April 2023.


End of January - Call for nominations

February - Close call

March - Screening

March - Selection

April - Ceremony 



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