The Board on International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) is postponing its Annual Awards for Scientific Achievement by individuals and teams associated with the USAID-supported Feed the Future Innovation labs. The BIFAD concluded that, in light of the tremendous adjustments occurring on university campuses across the nation and around the world, postponing this Award is the right decision, in order to draw forth nominees that reflect the excellence of the Innovation Labs.
The BIFAD Annual Scientific Awards process seeks to honor the work of the Innovation Labs and is a high priority for BIFAD. Nominations for future Awards will be discussed further by the Board as we monitor appropriate adjustments on university campuses. Our goal is to help strengthen the research processes underway in our Innovation Labs and partner organizations.
The BIFAD Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab recognize individual researchers and/or research teams for significant achievements originating from work performed under the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) funded Feed the Future Innovation Labs. Two awards are anticipated to be given annually: one for an individual researcher or a team of researchers and one for a student researcher. The awards recognize research efforts that contribute to the interrelated and interdependent objectives of the Global Food Security Strategy: inclusive and sustainable agriculture-led economic growth, strengthened resilience among people and systems, and a well-nourished population.
View the Past Winners list.