The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security 2020
Olam International Limited

The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security 2020


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Applications call for Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security 2020.

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed, and fiber to 25,200 customers worldwide. Its chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing, and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of an estimated 5 million farmers.


Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security recognizes and supports transformational research in global agriculture. The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security is one of several of Olams initiatives focussed on delivering greater food security in the agricultural sector, as part of its mission to re-imagine global agriculture.


Olam International, in partnership with Agropolis Foundation, is on the hunt for ground-breaking scientific research that can deliver transformational impacts within global agriculture and win a USD$75,000 grant to support development and implementation. Unlike other research awards, the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security requires clear evidence of potential short-term impact on food availability, affordability, adequacy, and accessibility. The fourth edition of the biennial Prize follows the recent warning from the UN World Food Programme that the COVID-19 pandemic will double the number of people suffering acute hunger by the end of 2020i, bringing food security firmly into the worlds spotlight.

Prize :

  • The winner will receive an unrestricted US$75,000 grant for the scaling up of proven research.

Eligibility :

  • Open to academic or research institutions, civil societies and the private sector;
  • Applications can focus on any region, environment, crop or part of the agricultural supply chain.
  • The scientific research project should be innovative and has potential impact on the availability, accessibility, affordability and adequacy of food.

Application : 

  • Applications received before 30 November 2020 will be considered for publicity opportunities on Olam’s corporate channels.
  • Entries close on 11th January 2021 and will be judged by an independent jury of experts and awarded in conjunction with the Agropolis Louis Malassis International Scientific Prizes for Agriculture and Food.

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