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 PartnershipInnovation and Achievement Awards.

Deadline for submitting applications is extended to 10 March 2024 at 23.59 CET.


Winners 2023
FAO Award for Achievement

Farmer Lifeline Technologies

Farmer Lifeline Technologies developed a solar-powered device to support marginalised smallholder farming communities from developing countries in identifying plant pests and pathogens/diseases, empowering these communities to take action on climate change. FarmerLifeline Technologies has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the advancement in the fields of sustainable agriculture, particularly in the form of technological innovations.

FAO Award for Achievement

Sara Bangla Krishak Society

The work of the Sara Bangla Krishak Society (SBKS) through the Missing Middle Initiative has led to empowering smallholder farmers, enhancing food security, and boosting the rural economy with very tangible outcomes for over 10,000 farmers. By using an innovative, farmer-centred approach to training and outreach, SBKS has contributed to transformative and sustainable agricultural development.

FAO Award for Partnership

Al-Shouf Cedar Society (ACS)

Al-Shouf Cedar Society (ACS) has been recognized for its innovative restoration techniques, and for consolidating best practices with interventions that adapt to climate change to promote policies on natural resources management, landscape planning and environmental risk reduction.

FAO Award for Partnership

The Agriculture Cooperative Central Federation Limited (NACCFL)

The Agriculture Cooperative Central Federation Limited (NACCFL) has been recognized for the capacity building for good governance and institutionalization of cooperatives, and for being able to communicate complex agricultural and economic issues of smallholder farmers to policymakers and advocate for solutions that address hunger and malnutrition in Nepal.

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Champion Award

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

Partnership Award

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

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...

Innovation Award

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

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.