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.     


Winners 2024

FAO Award for Partnership

CAB International

CABI collaborates with FAO in Southern Africa to improve agricultural policies and capacity building, notably through PlantwisePlus, which offers practical advice to smallholder farmers via local clinics staffed by trained experts. With an extensive reach of 54 million smallholders across 30 countries, the initiative has led to significant yield and income increases, with notable success in poverty reduction, such as in Rwanda. Additionally, CABI's BioProtection Portal supports biological plant protection in 42 countries, contributing to global agricultural sustainability efforts and aligning with Sustainable Development Goals.

FAO Award for Partnership

Ulsan Metropolitan City

Ulsan's partnership with FAO since 2021 has generated significant impact through humanitarian aid, capacity-building, and trainings. Notably, it was the first Korean local government to financially support FAO's Response Programmes in Ukraine, aiding 500 vulnerable rural households. Ulsan's innovative internship program with FAO has provided local students with valuable international development experience, enhancing its visibility in capacity-building efforts and serving as a model for local government partnerships.

In focus

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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.