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Emerging Leader for African Agricultural Transformation (ELAAT) Award 2021 for African Scientists

An award of $2,000 will be conferred to one emerging scientist for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement in African agriculture.

Application Deadline: 17th March 2021

About the Award: The award is sponsored by OCP North America a recently-created subsidiary of the OCP Group, a leading, global plant-nutrition company headquartered in Morocco. A one-year membership in ASA, CSSA, and SSSA will be provided to the recipient, if not a current member.

Type: Award


  • Nominees must have a Master’s or PhD degree with less than 15 years since their final degree or be under 40 years of age.
  • Transformational impact of their contributions to the greater field of African agriculture must be quantifiable and measurable.
  • All nominations must be submitted in English.
  • Nomination letters from organizations must be signed by an executive officer.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Evidence of credibility, integrity, and professionalism.
  2. Evidence of quantifiable and measurable impact of their contributions to the field of African agriculture.
  3. Evidence of the nominee’s contributions that result in, but not limited to, improved soil fertility, crop nutrition, agronomy, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and value chain optimization.
  4. Creativity and innovation as reflected through the scientist’s overall contribution.

Eligible Countries: African countries

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: $2,000

How to Apply: Nominations are open. You may initiate a nomination here.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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