The awards recognize individuals or groups who have made significant contributions toward a more sustainable, safe, equitable and nutritious global food system.
The Arrell Food Institute Reports that both recipients are leaders in science and community leadership and take innovative approaches to problems that plague the most vulnerable populations on the planet.
Prof. Evan Fraser, Director of the Arrell Food Institute said:
“Solidaridad and professor Samuel Myers are true examples of the success that comes from finding innovative and creative solutions to pressing global agri-food issues."
Sebastian Teunissen, Managing Director at Solidaridad says:
“We are honoured and humbled to receive this in recognition of our work to improve the sustainability of smallholder farmers around the world, by harnessing markets to effect social change."
“This award will help us to further our efforts to ensure that food is produced in a way that adequately recognizes the role of farmers in feeding a growing global population while respecting the environment and future generations.”
The awards will be presented at the Arrell Food Summit from May 22-24, 2018 and attended by Nico Roozen, Executive Director at Solidaridad Network, Sebastian Teunissen, Managing Director North America, Isaac Gymafi Managing Director, Solidaridad West Africa.