IFOAM: Organic Farming Innovation Award 2021- Call For Applications (IT)


 Every three years, IFOAM - Organics International, the South Korean Rural Development Administration, and IFOAM's Technology Innovation Platform join together to honor the most outstanding organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA). Due to the postponement of the Organic World Congress to 2021, the OFIA Award was also postponed to September 2021. IFOAM now relaunches the OFIA 2021 Call for Applications, calling on the organic movement to bring the organization attention to the excellent work of organic innovators around the world. All applicants are welcome.

IFOAM is specifically looking for innovations that: 

  • are applicable to organic farming, processing and trade,  
  • are creative and new in their context,
  • are relevant for solving problems or exploring new ideas,
  • have strong potential for positive and sustainable impact.

How does it work? OFIA is awarded in two categories: the Grand Prize and the Science Prize. A committee will select one Grand Prize and one Science Prize winner based on the criteria of innovativeness, relevance, and impact potential. Each winner will receive a monetary award (Grand Prize: $10,000 USD and Science Prize: $5,000 USD), and be invited to the 20th edition of the Organic World Congress (OWC 2021) to showcase their work! The next OFIA Ceremony will be held at the OWC 2021, scheduled for September 6-10, 2021 in Rennes, France. Participation in the OWC will be covered.

It is possible to apply on line HERE, The application deadline is April 1st, 2021.

Source: IFOAM Organics Int.