To be eligible, the innovation should meet one or more of the following criteria:
The profiles can be submitted by:
- The innovation should be practical and possible to implement under local rural community conditions.
- The innovation should have evidence of its effectiveness in improving rural community livelihoods and /or reducing poverty.
- It should define very clearly the effects that could be achieved through scaling up the innovation and show an evidence of the possibility of scaling up.
a) A research or development organization working in MENA region that has developed experiences in the region, regardless of the source of funding.
b) Small farmers’ organizations, and/or private business companies working jointly with small farmers.
c) Individuals or entrepreneurs that have created an innovation that meets the criteria listed above.
The following categories will be awarded:
a) Farmers, associations of producers, processors and/or traders, and (NGO’s);
b) National agricultural research organizations and/or development organizations, universities;
c) International organizations that produce technologies and knowledge of use by small
Farmers and small rural enterprises; organizations that work with small farmers and/or rural enterprises.