The Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food aims to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in pro-moting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction.
The Prize consists of two categories:
Louis Malassis Distinguished Scientist Prize is conferred to an outstanding scientist, or a group of scientists, with a PhD degree, with at least 15 years of professional experience and who has made significant contribution in the field covered by the Prize through his/her (or their collective) work. The awardee will receive â‚¬ 20 000 and a trophy.
Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize is given to a young individual, or a group of young scientists, who has carried out original and promising work in the field covered by the Prize. The awardee should be no more than 40 years old by 01 January 2010, have a PhD degree and should have at least five years of professional experience in the field covered by the Prize. The winner will receive â‚¬ 20 000 and a trophy.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS : 20 JANUARY 2010, 14:00 GMT
Awarding Ceremony will be held during the 1st Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) on 28-31 March 2010 in Montpellier, France.
This Prize complements the Louis Malassis Literary Prize given by the â€śAssociation Paroles de paysans du mondeâ€ť.