Organic Farming Innovation Award 2014

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We are calling on the Organic movement to bring to our attention the excellent work carried out by organic innovators across the globe. 

Every three years IFOAM and the Rural Development Administration (RDA) honor the great work of organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA).  

OFIA is awarded in two categories: The “Grand Prize” for which all applications are eligible comes with a prize sum of 10,000 USD and the “Science Prize”, awarded for outstanding scientific innovation, comes with a prize sum of 5,000 USD. Winners also receive widespread recognition and the opportunity to bring the messages and results of their work to a wider audience.  

The OFIA 2014 award ceremony is taking place during the 18th edition of the Organic World Congress (OWC) on October 14th in Istanbul Turkey.The winning applicants are granted travel and accommodation costs as well as free registration for the OWC.

We are looking for innovations that   

  • are new in their context
  • are applicable to organic farming, processing and trade
  • are relevant for solving real problems or exploring new potentials             
  • have the potential to have a great impact

Please note the application  deadline was March 1st,  2014. Results will be announced by July 2014. 

 

If you have any questions about OFIA, please send a mail to communications [at] ifoam [dot] org (communications [at] ifoam [dot] org)