FAO Awards

The new annual Awards acknowledge progress in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Awards are open to individuals, organizations, governments, foundations, academia or private sector leaders across the world.  We want to hear your story about how you are transforming agrifood systems, advocating for change, or bringing about a chain reaction towards better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life. Celebrate the efforts of individuals or institutions that are taking concrete steps towards building a sustainable food secure future for all and submit an application to the Awards Secretariat.

The call is now open!

Submit your nomination for the Achievement and Innovation Award.

Winners 2022
FAO Champion Award

Agriculture Research Corporation of Brazil  (Embrapa)

The Agriculture Research Corporation of Brazil (Embrapa) has a widely recognized and well proven track record in in research and development, providing innovation, training and agritech solutions. Its network and programmes have helped expand and scale-up advanced technologies and systems. Its work of collaboration spans many geographical areas and fields of knowledge, with thematic, ecoregional and product- based research centres leading the way in disseminating and exchanging sustainable agrifood practices and information. Programmes and projects carried out by Embrapa and partners are focused on fighting hunger and malnutrition, reducing poverty, and promoting sustainable agriculture.

FAO Award for Partnership

Foundations for Farming (FfF)

Foundations for Farming (FfF) of Zimbabwe has engaged with local communities and relevant stakeholders to improve people’s lives by responding to their needs and rights. FfF has supported beneficiaries in joint capacity-building activities with FAO, enhancing efforts to achieve the SDGs. The initiatives led by FfF demonstrated evidence of impact, helping nine million Zimbabweans achieve household food security. FfF has successfully reflected the principles of the Four Betters by working for better lives through the enhancement of small-scale farm profitability and improving the livelihoods of rural households, fostering inclusive growth and addressing gender inequalities.

FAO Award for Partnership

Wageningen University and Research (WUR)

The partnership between FAO and the Wageningen University and Research (WUR) puts innovative collaborations and enhanced coordination at its centre. It sets a new joint vision with the two organizations bridging the science-policy interface, linking research staff and policy-makers, and working through agile actions to efficiently tackle challenges in a rapidly changing world. Collaboration with academic institutions is a natural choice for FAO as a knowledge-based organization promoting science-based policies and solutions. WUR as a world leader in teaching and research in agriculture has been a long-standing partner of FAO.

In focus
©Simon Wilkes
Champion Award

The Champion Award is FAO’s highest honour. It recognizes outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private...

©FAO_Tharindu Rajapaksha
Partnership Award

A successful sustainable development agenda requires strong global partnerships and cooperation between...

© FAO/Rural Damascus/ Hasan Bilal
Achievement Award

Recognising the outstanding performance of individuals or institutions that have created true impact in the efficient execution of programmes related to FAO's work...

© FAO/Chalinee Thirasupa
Innovation Award

Innovation is changing the way food is produced, processed, traded and consumed and building more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems...

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Employee Awards

This annual initiative recognises employees for achievements in the areas of innovation; knowledge-sharing; operational effectiveness and efficiency; teamwork and collaboration; as well as diversity and inclusiveness.