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The nomination process for the Glinka World Soil Prize 2019 is now open

The nomination process for the Glinka World Soil Prize is officially open and all GSP Partners are invited to nominate candidates – individuals or organization –, either directly or on behalf of a third party.


Supported by the Russian Federation, the Glinka Prize is awarded annually under the auspices of the Global Soil Partnership on World Soil Day, consisting of the gold-plated Glinka Medal and an award of USD 15 000. It rewards dynamic change-makers dedicated to solving one of our world’s most pressing environmental issue: soil degradation.

If you think you are an eligible candidate, propose your nomination by sending the nomination form to your GSP country focal point or to the closest GSP partner. Nominations will then be forwarded to the GSP Secretariat before the deadline of 15th October 2019. Please note you cannot submit an application direct to the GSP Secretariat.

The World Soil Prize Selection Committee, composed of the Chair of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel of Soils, the Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly, the eight Regional and Sub-regional Soil Partnerships with the facilitation of the GSP Secretary selects the winner of the 2019 edition. The winner will be invited to FAO headquarters on 5 December to deliver a keynote speech and will be promoted through all available FAO channels.

The Glinka honors individuals and organizations whose leadership and activities have contributed, or are still contributing to the promotion of sustainable soil management and the protection of soil resources. It aims to encourage interested stakeholders and soil practitioners to engage in field-oriented work, with direct contributions to food security, the preservation of the environment, and poverty alleviation.

Take the opportunity to win!

You can find all the information here.