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The Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food aims to recognize individuals, or a group of individuals, for their exemplary and promising contribution in promoting innovation through research, development and capacity building in the North, South or in the Mediterranean, in order to improve food and agricultural systems sustainability as well as contribute to addressing food security and poverty reduction.

The Prize consists of two categories:

   Louis Malassis Distinguished Scientist Prize is conferred to an outstanding scientist, or a group of scientists, who holds a PhD degree, with at least 15 years of professional experience and who has made significant contribution in the field covered by the Prize through his/her (or their collective) work. The awardee will receive €20,000.
    Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize is given to a young individual, or a group of young scientists, who has carried out original and promising work in the field covered by the Prize. The awardee should be no more than 40 years old by 01 January 2012, hold a PhD degree and have at least five years of professional experience in the field covered by the Prize. The winner will receive €20,000.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: 16 JULY 2012, 14:00 FRENCH TIME

The Award Ceremony will be held during the 2nd Global Conference on Agricultural Research
for Development
(GCARD) on 29 October – 01 November 2012 in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

This Prize complements the Louis Malassis Literary Prize given by the “Association Paroles de
paysans du monde”.

For more information visit: www.agropolis-fondation.fr/uk/our-actions/Malassis-Prize.htmlContact: malassis-prize2012@agropolis.fr