International Innovation Award Application 2021 – Apply Here

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International Innovation Award Application 2021 – Apply Here: International Innovation involves changing the way food is produced, processed, traded and consumed and also building more resilient and robust food systems.

Since 2018, FAO and the Federal Government of Switzerland encourage innovation by publically recognizing best practices through the International Innovation Award

The International Innovation award also acknowledges new or existing products or practices that are used in a specific context, to increase effectiveness, competitiveness and resilience.



USD 30,000 is awarded for excellence in digitization and innovation for sustainable food systems.



USD 30,000 recognizes an innovation that specifically empowers youth in sustainable food systems.




All applicants will be judged according to the following:

  • The quality and merit of the innovation;
  • The potential benefit, impact and sustainability;
  • The scalability;
  • The value for money.

Category A

Candidates need to indicate how the innovation impacts more than one level of supply chain from farmers to consumers.

Candidates should demonstrate how the innovation strengthens the link between farmers and consumers

Category B

Applicants will be expected to show how the innovation strengthens the role of youth (under 35) in sustainable food systems.

Methods of Applications for the International Innovation Award

All Applications will be submitted using the attached application form by 19 March 2021 to the Secretariat of the Award at the following email address: [email protected] for endorsement and submission to the screening committee

Screening Committee for International Innovation Award

The award shall have a screening Committee which will be chaired by FAO and the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture

Other committee members includes:

Secretary of COAG and representatives of non-State actor/s from the field of research,


Young Agriculture Entrepreneurship,

Civil Society and/or the private sector.

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The screening committee shall receive a list of valid options which they shall review and select six applications for each category to be submitted to the Selection Committee.

Selection Committee for the International Innovation Award

The committee shall make the final decision on the basis of the short-list submitted by the Screening Committee.

The Selection Committee,

Co-chaired by the FAO Chief Economist/Chief Scientist and a high-level representative of the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture,

The COAG Chair and high-level non-State actor representative’s

Conferment of Award for the International Innovation Award

The Director-General and a high level representative of the Government Switzerland shall be for presenting the Award, this will be during the FAO Award ceremony held in 2021

How to Apply

All interested and qualified candidate should click the link provided below to apply