| Sectors: Food security, nutrition, research and innovation
| Granting entity: Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph
| Deadline: 28 February (for nominations)
| Type of support: Prize
| Funding/benefits: 125,000 CAD
| Applicants: Individuals, teams
| Locations: Global
Synopsis: The Arrell Food Prizes recognize global excellence in the broad area of food innovation and community impact. In 2021, two awards will be given:
- One award will recognize a researcher, or group of researchers, who has advanced understanding of food production, processing, distribution, consumption, safety and/or human nutrition, with a significant positive impact on society. Likely themes include: food science, the environmental impact of agriculture, crop or livestock genetics, agro-ecology, soil health, food animal health and production, pest management, supply chain management, food processing, food packaging, food safety, food consumption, human nutrition, food retail/marketing.
- The other award will recognize an individual, or group of individuals, who has contributed to improved nutritional health and/or food security, with a focus on strengthening disadvantaged communities. Likely themes include: food sovereignty, food production, food distribution/access, food insecurity, community development and governance, household nutrition, urban poverty, Aboriginal food security, non-traditional food systems, socioeconomic policy, empowerment of under-served communities, food and nutrition literacy.
Nominations may come from private companies, academic institutions, governmental units, charitable foundations, and not-for-profit organisations. In the case of multiple nominations from a single organization, only the one with the latest date will be accepted.
Link to guidelines for nominations.