Awards & Distinctions

Awards & Distinctions

Al-Sumait Food Security Prize - 2019

The Board of Trustees of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development named AfricaRice as one of the two winners of the US$1 million Al-Sumait Food Security Prize 2019 in recognition of its important role in enhancing food security in Africa. The Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) is the co-winner of this Prize.

FAO 70th anniversary commemorative medal

AfricaRice received the 70thanniversary commemorative medal of FAO for outstanding contributions and remarkable collaboration in support of FAO’s mission. AfricaRice Director General Dr Harold Roy-Macauley received the award in 2015. 

 

Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize

Dr Kazuki Saito, AfricaRice agronomist from Japan, was awarded in 2015 the Agropolis Foundation’s 2015 Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize for leading work on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in 21 countries across Africa.

 

Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize

Dr Matty Demont, AfricaRice agricultural economist, received the 2012 Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize for his ground-breaking research in the field of rice value chain development in Africa.

 

Japan International Award for Young Researchers

Dr Jonne Rodenburg, AfricaRice Agronomist, won the 2011 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers for spearheading the development of integrated weed management strategies in Africa.

Global South-South Cooperation Excellence Award

AfricaRice received the South-South Cooperation Excellence Award 2010 for lowland and upland NERICA rice varieties. 

 

CGIAR Outstanding Communication Award

The 2009 CGIAR Outstanding Communication Award was presented to Dr Paul Van Mele, AfricaRice Program Leader on Learning and Innovation Systems, for the farmer-to-farmer videos on improved rice production practices.

CGIAR Outstanding Promising Young Scientist Award

The 2009 CGIAR Outstanding Promising Young Scientist Award was presented to Dr Jonne Rodenburg, AfricaRice Weed Scientist, for the development of integrated approaches to managing parasitic weeds, the major source of yield loss in rice in Africa. 

 

United Nations Award for South-South Triangular Partnership

AfricaRice received the 2006 United Nations Award for South-South Triangular Partnership for the NERICA initiative. 

 

Burkina Faso Presidential Award

Dr Moussa Sié, AfricaRice Lowland Rice Breeder, and the rice program of the Institut de l'environnement et de recherches agricoles (INERA) received the Burkina Faso Presidential Prize for the success of the lowland NERICAs in 2006.

 

Fukui International Koshihikari Rice Prize of Japan

Dr Moussa Sié, AfricaRice Lowland Rice Breeder, was one the two laureates of the 2006 Fukui International Koshihikari Rice Prize of Japan for leading the development of lowland NERICAs.

 

World Food Prize

Dr Monty Jones, former AfricaRice Rice Breeder, was one the two laureates of the 2004 World Food Prize, for the scientific breakthrough of interspecific hybridization and the development of the NERICA varieties.

 

Senegal Presidential Award for Science and Technology

AfricaRice and its partners in Senegal received the Senegal President’s award in 2003 for the development of the ASI Rice Thresher.

 

CGIAR King Baudouin Award

AfricaRice received the prestigious CGIAR King Baudouin Award in 2000 for its development of the ‘New Rice for Africa’ (NERICA).

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