To apply to the 2014 Award, please use:
Nomination form (PDF format)
Award leaflet (PDF format)
INVITATION TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES
IFA recognize individuals whose contribution to effective last-mile delivery has been outstanding as they play a crucial role in transferring knowledge from researchers to the farmers.
For 2014, IFA is inviting individuals from developing countries and countries with economies in transition involved in crop nutrition knowledge transfer whose work resulted in long-term impacts on the adoption of nutrient management/stewardship practices by farmers to apply for the award. His/her work must show significant improvements in productivity, profitability, fertilizer use efficiency, environmental sustainability, food quality and human health, and rural life in general.
The recipient of the IFA Norman Borlaug Award will receive € 10,000 (ten thousand Euros) and will be invited as a guest to the IFA Annual Conference to be held in May 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
The award is offered to individuals (not to organizations or companies) for their agricultural extension work with farmers in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Qualifying work should reflect the level of senior extension officers from member companies, public, private or civil society organizations involved in agricultural knowledge transfer.
Research work that has no obvious impact on knowledge transfer is not ta- ken into account in the evaluation of the candidates.
Individuals with international organizations or institutions are not eligible.
REGIONS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 2014 IFA AWARD
• Asia (except Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Taiwan Province of China);
• Latin America and the Caribbean;
• Oceania (except Australia and New Zealand).
Applications must be submitted in English and in electronic format (by e-mail or cd-rom).
Qualified individuals must be nominated by an IFA member. Applications must be submitted to an IFA member by 15 January 2014, to enable the members meet the deadline for nomination/submission to the IFA Secretariat on 31 January 2014.
The IFA Secretariat will only accept applications following the required format. The completed application form should not exceed more than 2,500 words for the qualification statements. Applicants must provide examples of relevant documents (brochures, leaflets, papers, etc.) and photos of tools quoted in their application form. Only ten supporting documents attached to the application form will be considered. Additional documents and nomi- nation letters from other organizations, lists of publications and any other material will not be considered by the selection panel.
Entries that are incomplete, exceed the maximum number of words, and are not accompanied by a nomination letter from an IFA member in good standing will be automatically disqualified.
An independent panel will select the laureate on the basis of the long-term impact and quality of his/her work, and wide adoption by farmers.
Preference is given to extension work leading to widespread adoption of nutrient management/stewardship practices resulting in significant improvements in productivity, profitability, fertilizer use efficiency, environmen- tal sustainability, food quality and human health, and rural life in general. Concrete evidence should demonstrate the impact of the candidate’s extension work.
The award recipient will be known during the second half of March 2014.
If applicants need assistance to identify an appropriate IFA member, please contact:
Angela Olegario - Tel: +33 1 53 93 05 32 - Fax: +33 1 53 93 05 47