The foundation of the CA Awards is informed by myriad of challenges hindering the promotion, adoption and practice of conservation agriculture in Africa. These challenges require contributions of different stakeholders in the sector in order to elevate the adoption and practice the technology. Different stakeholders have in diverse means innovatively manoeuvred through the daunting challenge; making it important to share their unique innovations and recognize them as role models. The ACCA therefore, clustered its award scheme according to different roles in promotion of CA, the intention is to reward pioneering or champion efforts to overcome CA promotion and adoption obstacles and encourage others to follow their role model.
During the 2018 2ACCA, six distinct categories of awards will be recognized, which include:
This award is intended to honor and recognize CA male and female champion who has practiced CA under the most challenging conditions e.g. rainfall variations, challenging Policy environment, or Labour challenges. The Awards under this category will include:
- 2018 CA Male Challenge Award
- 2018 CA Female Challenge Award
This award is intended to recognize and honour one young and upcoming CA farmer. The young farmer (age below 30 years and youngest of the nominees) must have adopted CA for at least the past three years, has demonstrated an expanding career in CA, and has proven influence to other youthful farmers to start CA. Only one award is given for this prestigious category.
This award is intended to honour a Journalist and a Media House for their active contribution in raising awareness about Conservation Agriculture through Print media, Social Media, television and e-news portals. The awards under this category will include:
- 2018 CA Journalist Award
- 2018 CA Media House Award
This award is intended to honor and recognize CA model farmer. A farmer who has adopted CA, is practicing and has influenced other farmers to start CA. under this category FIVE awardee were recognizes CA Farmer champions (selection will be, One CA farmer each from Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa, West Africa and North Africa). The awards in this category will include:
- 2018 CA Model Farmer Southern Africa Award
- 2018 CA Model Farmer Eastern Africa Award
- 2018 CA Model Farmer Central Africa Award
- 2018 CA Model Farmer Western Africa Award
- 2018 CA Model Farmer Northern Africa Award
This award is intended to recognize and honour an individual, company or organization which has supported, championed and facilitated access to CA mechanization machinery and services in Africa through appropriate dealership; innovative designs, fabrication and machinery adaptations; supportive mechanization machinery and service access business models; and appreciable CA mechanization after sale services. Only one award is given for this prestigious category.
This award is intended to recognize and honour an Individual or Organization who has championed the cause of CA in Africa. Only one award is given for this prestigious category