The nominee must establish exceptionally significant and globally impacting achievements, which resulted in a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality or availability of food for a substantial number of people or improvement in quality of life of farmers or rural masses. The impact of this achievements must be measurable, quantifiable, or otherwise demonstrated either in terms of increased production or productivity, reduced cost of cultivation, improved return on investments, reduced poverty, hunger or suffering; or enhanced health, nutrition, quality of life and well-being. While evaluating significance of the individual achievements as well as complexity of the problem solved will be the important aspects to be considered. The person may be nationally and internationally recognized for the transformational change happened with the interventions or work achievements. The prize will be awarded to one person or one institution only and the nominee must be in good state of health to attend the award ceremony to receive the prize personally.
Any individual or institution, private or public organization, may apply or submit a nomination for the World Agriculture Prize. As many nominations as deemed fit may be submitted. All nominations are treated confidential, and the identities of the nominators and the nominating organization will be kept confidential. Though individuals may generate nominations, but for serving people the nomination must be endorsed by, and submitted through proper channel.
Nominating Organization: Name(s) of the person(s) submitting the nomination, the name of the nominating organization, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. The nomination must be endorsed by a senior official of the nominating organization, certifying the accuracy of the information.
For the application to be considered, nominations with all seconding and supporting documents must be submitted by 15th September of the year. Incomplete nominations will not be considered. After reviewing the nominations for appropriateness and completeness, they will be forwarded to the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee then reviews the nominations and recommends the recipient and first alternate it deems most worthy for the award. The Selection Committee is composed of a panel of distinguished individuals who are knowledgeable about various aspects of plant science, agricultural production, policy and economic scenario, nutrition, food processing, water and the environment.