For the first time, Agropolis Foundation has joined forces with Olam International, an agro-industrial group present in more than 65 countries, which has awarded the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security. Presented at the same time as the Louis Malassis Award, this prize aims to recognise an innovation for its potential impact on food availability, accessibility and adequacy, and/or its contribution to global food security.
For its third edition, the Louis Malassis Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food was awarded in Montpellier on 16 March 2015 on the occasion of the 3rd World Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture (Climate Smart Agriculture CSA 2015).
The prize was divided into 3 categories:
In conjunction with the Louis Malais Prize for Agriculture and Food, but separately, the Olam Prize for Agriculture awarded by Olam International was presented.
This prize was awarded to Dr. Norman Uphoff (Cornell University) for his work on the development, promotion and dissemination of SRI (System of Rice Intensification) practice.
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