Arrell Food Inovation Awards
The Arrell Food Prizes recognize global excellence in the broad area of food innovation and community impact.
In 2021, two awards will be given:
One award will recognize a researcher, or group of researchers, who has advanced understanding of food production, processing, distribution, consumption, safety and/or human nutrition, with a significant positive impact on society. Likely themes include: food science, the environmental impact of agriculture, crop or livestock genetics, agro-ecology, soil health, food animal health and production, pest management, supply chain management, food processing, food packaging, food safety, food consumption, human nutrition, food retail/marketing.
The other award will recognize an individual, or group of individuals, who has contributed to improved nutritional health and/or food security, with a focus on strengthening disadvantaged communities. Likely themes include: food sovereignty, food production, food distribution/access, food insecurity, community development and governance, household nutrition, urban poverty, traditional food systems, socioeconomic policy, empowerment of under-served communities, food and nutrition literacy.
- Citizens of any country are eligible for nomination, with no restrictions on gender, race, religion, creed or residency.
- Nominations may come from private companies, academic institutions, governmental units, charitable foundations, and not-for-profit organisations. In the case of multiple nominations from a single organization, only the one with the latest date will be accepted.
- December 1, 2020: Open nominations
- 28th February 2021: Nominations close
- March 2021: Administrative checks, then eligible nominations to Adjudicators for consideration
- April 2021: Adjudication Panel meets to select winners
- Late Spring 2021: Winners contacted; travel arrangements made
The Arrell Food Prizes come with the following terms:
- Each of the two prizes will be worth $125,000 CAD comprising a $100,000 cash award for the
personal use of recipients and up to $25,000 per award for travel and accommodation of the
recipients, administered by the Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph.
- An award citation and a commemorative item will also be presented.
- Recipients are expected to participate in a program of events. In particular, award recipients may
be asked to attend the next Arrell Food Summit. There may also be other engagements organized,
subject to mutual availability.
- Given the current global pandemic a determination on the travel and accommodation component
of the award will be made some time during the 2021 calendar year.
Izvor: Arrell Food Institute