Donor: AGRA
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Kenya
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 25.05.2021

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 100.000$
Total available budget: 100.000$
Funding type: Prize
Maximum grant size: 100.000$
Funding ratio: 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Food Security
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia


1) Objective

The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award recognising an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives. The $100,000 prize celebrates Africans who are taking control of Africa’s agriculture agenda. It puts a spotlight on bold initiatives and technical innovations that can be replicated across the continent to create a new era of food security and economic opportunity for all Africans. Farmers continue to have difficulty accessing markets. If they are not constrained by distance, limited quantities of produce sees farmers receive low prices for their product. Many farmers also do not have access to storage, which means they usually sell their produce at harvest time when the price is lowest, or risk having the quality of their produce slowly eroded because of poor storage technologies. Limited technical knowledge also means farmers can be slow to adopt modern agricultural practices that are more productive, commercial and sustainable. And with effects of climate change becoming real, this need to continue learning and adopting becomes even more important as farmers counter the increasingly challenging conditions. The Africa Food Prize exists to reward pioneering efforts to overcome these obstacles and encourage others to follow their lead.

The Prize Committee considers the following criteria for the Prize: (1) contribution to reducing poverty and hunger and/or improving food and nutrition security in measurable terms; (2) contribution to providing a vital source of income and/or employment in measurable terms; (3) potential for transformative change through scalability, replication, and sustainability; (4) increased awareness and cooperation among African audiences and organizations; and (5) proven leadership potential of the individual or organization, specifically the ability to persevere despite significant challenges or risks.

2) Eligibility

The Africa Food Prize can be awarded to any individual or identifiable group of individuals, as well as to established institutions, associations, organisations or government bodies with a formal and recognised judicial and organisational structure contributing to the overall objectives of the Prize.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Africa.

4) Budget

It is a $100,000 prize.

5) Application

Nominations for the Africa Food Prize 2021 are open until 25 May 2021. The Africa Food Prize Secretariat then assists the Africa Food Prize Committee to screen and select candidates. The Africa Food Prize Committee chooses the Africa Food Prize winner by unanimous vote.

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