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Nestlé Prize for outstanding project in the area of water, nutrition or rural development

Deadline: 30 June 2011
All Countries

The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value honours a project or innovation implemented by an NGO, individual or small business. The Prize helps the selected project scale up and become financially sustainable through a financial commitment of US $480,000 for scaling it up among other benefits.

The Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value is given in alternate years to recognize a project implemented by an NGO, individual or a small business and demonstrates innovation; measurable results on a pilot or small-scale; feasibility and applicability on a broader scale or in other communities; a viable business model; and a high promise of improving the lives of farmers and rural communities, delivering high nutritional value to populations suffering from nutritional deficits, or improving access to and management of water.

Projects in the areas of agriculture, including extension services and use of new technologies; food science and technology; nutrition education programmes; water management; protection of water resources, etc can be submitted.

Nominations have to be submitted for the Prize through the given format or the online form. The deadline to submit nominations is 30 June 2011. For more information, visit this link or to read about the previous Nestlé Prize.


Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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