Nomination Process

The Award administrator receives and acknowledges each submission, screening all applications for eligibility. After initial screening, members of the award committee from the different categories will evaluate applications based on the candidate’s innovation efforts and documents submitted for nomination. Depending on the category, the evaluation will be based fundamental criteria which include among others:

  • Sustainability of the conservation agriculture principles adopted or practiced
  • Economic returns and trends on the accruals due to the adoption or practice of the technology
  • Knowledge and information sharing and contributions to the community
  • Contribution to biodiversity conservation and reclamation of degraded land
  • Innovativeness demonstrated
  • Contribution to the cause of CA in Africa through advocacy and support
  • Consistency and persistency in the application and promotion of the technology. [Except the upcoming farmers’ awards].

It is expected that after reading the reasons for nomination of all candidates and the supporting material in view of the above, each committee member will rank the dossier of each nominee and recommend the winner in each category depending on the number required. This will then be consolidated for the committee and final results discussed and validated.

Category: Eligibility, selection and nomination procedure

A.    The Conservation Agriculture Male and Female Challenge Award

Purpose

To honor and recognize a CA male and female champion who has practiced CA under the most challenging conditions e.g. rainfall variations, challenging Policy environment, or labour challenges.

Eligibility Criteria

§  The nominee should be practicing Conservation Agriculture in Africa

§  Should be able to demonstrate the challenging condition under which they practiced.

 

Submission format

§  Submitting format shall be in a Video clip, Youtube video, with supporting documents like certificates of recognition, training in CA and photographs that depict your involvement in the practice.

§  Documents like publications where one has been profiled are acceptable.

 

Selection of Award recipient

Members of the awards committee will review the nomination documents prior to the selection process and subsequent communication and announcement of the winner.

 

This category will honor ONE CA Champion

Nomination Procedure

Nominations for the CA Award may be submitted by individuals, Organizations or regional bodies

 

Responsibilities of Nominator:

§  Contact Nominee well before nomination deadline to inform candidate that a nomination document is being prepared.

§  Fill in online nomination form and upload the required supporting documents.

 

Note: Support from a community leader or head of an organization will strengthen the nomination.

 

Responsibilities of Nominee:

§  Approve request to be nominated for the CA Award.

§  Forward approved request to awardscongress@act-africa.org

A.    2018 CA Media Award

Purpose

To honor a Journalist and/or a Media House for their active contribution in raising awareness about Conservation Agriculture through Print media, Social Media, television and e-news portals

Eligibility Criteria

Journalist

§  Must belong to registered Media house in Africa

§  Is a certified practicing Journalist

§  Has contributed significantly to raising awareness about CA with objectivity and insight through articles, publications, and reports in both local and foreign media, talk shows documentary production.

§  The work has invoked debate, critic in the way CA is practiced in Africa

 

Media House

§  Must be a registered media house in Africa.

§  Has consistently aired CA related News, documentary over the last three years?

Selection of Award recipient

Members of the Awards committee will review the nomination documents and will communicate to the successful applicant. All entrants will be acknowledged.

 

This category will honor ONE  Journalist and ONE Media House

Submission

procedure

Application or nomination by fill in the online application/nomination form and uploading all the supporting documents.

 

A.    2018 CA Model Farmer Award

Purpose

To honor and recognize an upcoming CA farmer. A farmer who has adopted CA, is practicing and has influenced other farmers to start CA.

Eligibility Criteria

The farmer must be practicing CA in Africa

Can be a Youth Farmer, a Woman farmer or an elderly farmer

Should be able to demonstrate when they changed from conventional farming to CA

Submission

§  Submitting format should be in a Video clip, with supporting documents like certificates of recognition, training in CA and photographs that depict your participation.

§  Documents like publications where one has been profiled are acceptable.

 

Submit online nomination form and upload the required supporting documents

Selection of Award recipient

Members of the awards committee will review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting. An award recipient must receive majority support from all members of the Awards Committee, who are composed of distinguished people in the field of CA.

This category will award FIVE CA Farmer champions (selection will be, One CA farmer each from Southern Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa, West Africa and North Africa)

Nomination

procedure

Nominations for the CA Farmer Award may be submitted by individuals, Organizations or regional bodies

Responsibilities of Nominator:

  • Contact Nominee well before nomination deadline to inform candidate that you are nominating them.

§  Fill in online nomination form and upload the required supporting documents.

Note: Support from a community leader or head of an organization will strengthen the nomination. Support should be in the form of a written recommendation signed with an official stamp and uploaded.

 

Responsibilities of Nominee:

§  Approve request to be nominated for the CA Award.

§  Forward approved request to awardscongress@act-africa.org

Eligibility Criteria

§  The nominee should be practicing Conservation Agriculture in Africa

§  Can be a Youth female or male farmer

§  Should be able to demonstrate when they changed from conventional farming to CA

 

Submission format

§  Submitting format shall be in a Video clip, U-tube video, with supporting documents like certificates of recognition, training in CA and photographs that depict your involvement in the practice.

§  Documents like publications where one has been profiled are acceptable.

 

Selection of Award recipient

Members of the awards committee will review the nomination documents prior to the selection process and subsequent communication and announcement of the winner.

 

This category will honour ONE Young Upcoming CA farmer

Nomination Procedure

Nominations for the CA Award may be submitted by individuals, Organizations or regional bodies

 

Responsibilities of Nominator:

§  Contact Nominee well before nomination deadline to inform candidate that a nomination document is being prepared.

§  Fill in online nomination form and upload the required supporting documents.

 

Note: Support from a community leader or head of an organization will strengthen the nomination.

 

Responsibilities of Nominee:

§  Approve request to be nominated for the CA Award.

§  Forward approved request to awardscongress@act-africa.org

Purpose

This award is intended to recognize and honour an individual, company or organization who has supported, championed and facilitated access to CA mechanization in Africa through appropriate dealership, innovative fabrication and machinery adaptations, supportive mechanization business model, and appreciable CA machinery after sale services. 

Eligibility Criteria

§  The nominee should be supporting promotion or adaptation of Conservation Agriculture mechanization in Africa

§  Should be able to demonstrate the contributions made towards CA mechanization access and affordability.

 

Submission format

§  Submitting format shall be in an evident document, Video clip, U-tube video, with supporting documents like certificates of recognition, photographs that depict the application and use of the equipment.

§  Documents like publications where CA machinery has been profiled are acceptable.

 

Selection of Award recipient

Members of the awards committee will review the nomination documents prior to the selection process and subsequent communication and announcement of the winner.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations for the CA mechanization Award may be submitted by individuals, Organizations or regional bodies

 

Responsibilities of Nominator:

§  Contact Nominee well before nomination deadline to inform candidate that a nomination document is being prepared.

§  Fill in online nomination form and upload the required supporting documents and dossiers

 

Responsibilities of Nominee:

§  Approve request to be nominated for the CA Award.

§  Forward approved request to awardscongress@act-africa.org

A.    2018 CA Champions Award

Purpose

To recognize and honor an Individual or Organization who has championed the cause of CA in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

§  Has introduced the concept of CA to small holder farmers and the practice has been adopted by farmers

§  Introduced a new or improved farming equipment that revolutionizes the farming practice and reduces labour drudgery

§  Has influenced  Policy change on CA in African countries

Selection of  Award Recipient

Members of the awards committee will review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting. An award recipient must receive majority support from all members of the Awards Committee, who are composed of distinguished people in the field of CA

 

Nomination procedure

Nominations for the CA Award may be submitted by individuals, Organizations or regional bodies

 

Responsibilities of Nominator:

§  Contact Nominee well before nomination deadline to inform candidate that you are nominating them.

§  Fill in online nomination form and upload all the required supporting documents.

Note: Support from a community leader or head of an organization will strengthen the nomination.

 

Responsibilities of Nominee:

§  Approve request to be nominated for the CA Champions Award.

§  Forward approved request to awardscongress@act-africa.org

Submission of a Nomination​

Please use the guidelines provided above to ensure that we can properly evaluate your nomination. Click below to submit your nomination

It is important to note:

  1. That all nominations will be submitted through the online application form and  all Award related emails should be directed to awardscongress@act-africa.org
  2. All selected Awardees will be publically announced and honored during the Awards and Dinner gala at the Second Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture.