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Edouard Saouma Award

For institutions that have created true impact in the efficient execution of FAO Project.

The Edouard Saouma Award is presented to a national or regional institution that has implemented with particular efficiency a project funded by FAO’s Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP).

The TCP is an established and highly valued component of FAO action in the field, allowing the rapid mobilization of resources to respond to emergency situations and to meet unforeseen short-term technical assistance needs, which could not be covered by other sources of support.

Established in 1993, this biennial award pays tribute to former FAO Director-General (1976-1993), Edouard Saouma for his conception and implementation of the Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP).

The Award consists of an inscribed medal, a scroll describing the winner’s achievements and a cash prize of USD 25, 000. Winners are presented with the award by the Director-General at a special ceremony held during the year of the FAO Conference.

Download the E. Saouma Nomination Form! Send your application before January 31, 2019. 

 

 

Basic Criteria

The winning institution should be one that has excelled in their implementation of a TCP funded project and which has:

  • allowed the rapid mobilization of resources or responded efficiently to emergency situations; and/or
  • filled a critical gap and met successfully short-term technical assistance needs which could not be covered by other sources of support; and/or
  • produced sustainable outcomes and outputs with particular catalytic effects such as increased mobilization of investment funds, large-scale follow-up action, policy and institutional changes; and/or
  • contributed to the strengthening of the beneficiary country’s capacities to ensure that the critical gap and problem faced would either not appear again or could be resolved effectively at the national or regional level.

Particular attention is given to the nature, the sustainability and the replicability of the achievements and the catalytic effects generated compared to the inputs provided by the Technical Cooperation Programme. 
Proposals for nominations can be presented by national or regional institutions to FAO Representatives or FAO Regional and Sub-regional Representatives, in countries with no accredited FAO Representative.  FAO National, Regional and Sub-regional Representatives or UNDP Resident Representatives may also submit nominations.

2017 Winners

The Edouard Saouma Award is jointly granted to the Ministry of Inland and Marine Fisheries in Angola and the National Council of the Milk Industry (CONALECHE) of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic.

The Ministry of Inland and Marine Fisheries in Angola is being awarded for its exceptional and efficient implementation and follow-up of a project aimed at promoting good practices in post-harvest handling techniques and the processing and storage of fishery products. This work has improved the livelihoods of vulnerable communities who are particularly isolated, and without access to even basic social services.

The National Council of milk industry, Ministry of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic is recognized for their outstanding role in the implementation of a FAO project to increase and improve the production, collection, inspection and marketing of milk in the country. The project’s continuity and sustainability have been ensured by the support of the government, milk producers and the private sector, making this project an example of the kind of multi-stakeholder partnerships that are needed to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

2015 Winners

Edouard Saouma Award winner 2014-15 is presented to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) Thailand, for its efficient implementation of the project, “Capacity Building for Spread Prevention and Management of Cassava Pink Mealybug in the Greater Mekong Subregion”.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) of Thailand is being awarded for implementing with particular efficiency a project funded by the Technical Cooperation Programme of FAO to increase the capacity of farmers to combat Cassava Pink Mealybug, a destructive crop pest. The Ministry successfully raised awareness of the negative effects of the disease among different actors both in the country and across the the Greater Mekong Sub-region. It also helped to foster collaboration in the region among five countries and different specialized bodies and research institutions.

2012 - 2013

2012 - 2013

  • Kenya Forest Service,  Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Kenya, for their outstanding role in the implementation of an FAO project, “Sustainable livelihood development in the Mau Forest Complex”.

2010 - 2011

2010 - 2011

  • State Veterinary Office (SVO), Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina – for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project for strengthening capacity on aquaculture health management (TCP/BIH/3101).
  • Forest Management Bureau (FMB), Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines - for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project for the application of assisted natural regeneration practices for forest restoration (TCP/PHI/3101).

2008 - 2009

2008 - 2009

  • Direction des pêches (DP), Ministère de l’environnement et des ressources halieutiques, République du Tchad – for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project aimed at strengthening the national capacity in sanitary control and responsible utilization of fish products (TCP/CHD/3003).

2006 - 2007

2006 - 2007

  • Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Alimentos (SAGPyA), República Argentina – for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project on the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (TCP/ARG/2903).

2004 - 2005

2004 - 2005

  • Instituto de Investigaciones en Fruticultura Tropical” (IIFT), República de Cuba– for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project on tropical fruit production (TCP/CUB/0065).

2002 - 2003

2002 - 2003

  • Sichuan Provincial Plant Protection Station, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Peoples Republic of China – for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project for rural rodent control in the Sichuan Province (TCP/CPR/8926).
  • Instituto Nicaragense de la Mujer (INIM), Managua, Nicaragua - for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project for the design and implementation of a rural woman programme (TCP/NIC/8923).

2000 - 2001

2000 - 2001

  • Goat and Rabbit Research Centre, Son Tay, Hatay Province, Vietnam - for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project for developing milk production from local resources (TCP/VIE/6613).

1998 - 1999

1998 - 1999

  • Dirección Forestal, Ministerio de la Agricultura, República de Cuba - for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project for the formulation of a new Forestry Law (TCP/CUB/5612).
  • General Department of Plant Protection, Republic of Yemen - for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP emergency project for aphid control (TCP/YEM/4555).

1996 - 1997

1996 - 1997

  • Fisheries Department, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Bangladesh - for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project for strengthening rural pond fish culture extension services (TCP/BGD/4451).

1994 - 1995

1994 - 1995

  • Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecurarias (INIA), Chile - for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project on biological control technology against an immediate threat of Russian Wheat Aphid (TCP/CHI/0153).
  • All-India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, India – for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project for improved food quality and safety in Calcutta (TCP/IND/0155).
  • Horticulture Crops Division, Ministry of Agriculture and National Horticultural Research Station, Kenya – for its outstanding contribution to the implementation of a TCP project on Asian vegetable production for local demand and export requirements (TCP/KEN/0054).