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Call for nominees: Maize-Asia Youth Innovators Awards

Nominations are open for the 2018 Maize-Asia Youth Innovators Awards. The first edition of these awards recognizes the contributions of young women and men below 35 years of age who are implementing innovations in Asian maize-based agri-food systems.

The awards aim to identify young innovators who can serve to inspire other young people to get involved in maize-based agri-food systems.

Winners will be given the opportunity to present their work at the 13th Asian Maize Conference in Ludhiana, India (October 8-12, 2018). They will also join a platform for young innovators from around the world to network and share their experiences.

MAIZE invites CGIAR researchers and partners to nominate young innovators for any of the following three categories:

a) Researcher: Maize research-for-development (in any discipline)

b) Farmer: Maize farming systems in Asia

c) Change agent: Maize value chains (i.e., extension agents, input and service suppliers,
transformation agents).

Nominations close on August 20, 2018.

More information, submission guidelines and forms are available here:

This award is sponsored by the CGIAR Research Program on maize (MAIZE) in collaboration with Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD).