Donor Name: International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM)
Award name: 3rd Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA)
Award brief: Every three years, at the Organic World Congress (OWC), IFOAM-Organics International, the Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea, and the IFOAM Technology Innovation Platform (TIPI) award outstanding organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA). OFIA is an initiative of the government of the Republic of Korea in remembrance of the 17th OWC held in 2011 in its Gyeonggi Province.
The overall goal of OFIA is to contribute to solving problems and exploring potentials in order to increase effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of organic farming, improve viability for environment, plants, animals and human beings. The objective of OFIA is to regularly highlight outstanding innovations and to incentivize organic innovations among researchers, extension agents and practitioners.
By highlighting the innovations through OFIA, the global organic community emphasizes the key role innovations play to accelerate the adoption of organic agriculture worldwide. Further, it has the mission to motivate innovations, and to boost the uptake of the innovations highlighted. An increased awareness on innovations inside and outside the organic community and a higher attention and esteem for innovators helps to inspire more innovations and shape the research agenda favorably towards more innovations.
Categories: OFIA is awarded in two categories: the Grand Prize and the Science Prize. The OFIA Committee selects one Grand Prize and one Science Prize winner each based on the criteria of innovativeness, applicability, relevance and impact potential.
Deadline: 31 March 2017
Funding details link: http://www.ifoam.bio/en/organic-farming-innovation-award-ofia
Award limit: The winners receive a monetary award (10,000 US$ for Grand Prize and 5,000 US$ for Science Prize) and a specially commissioned, sculpted memento at a festive ceremony during the OWC.
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Project duration: N/A
Eligible organization: Organic innovations among researchers, extension agents and practitioners.
Eligibility: As above
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Other important link:
Apply Online: http://www.ifoam.bio/en/3rd-organic-farming-innovation-award-2017-application-form
How to apply: Please send your application by using the web form (http://www.ifoam.bio/en/3rd-organic-farming-innovation-award-2017-application-form).
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