How is it possible to feed the world growing population while ensuring fundamental nutritional, environmental, economic and societal balances?
The Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation has responded to this challenge by creating an international prize named – The Premio Daniel Carasso.
The Premio Daniel Carasso aims to reward an international renowned research scientist who, through cross-disciplinary researches, has innovative and realistic approaches in order to develop “sustainable food and diets for long-term human health”.
The Premio is open to scientists working in fundamental or applied research in nutrition, food studies, food technology and sciences, agriculture, agronomy, fishing and fish-farming, agro-ecology, ecology, biodiversity, environmental sciences, sociology, anthropology, economics, farming food nutrition policy and all other subjects related to sustainable food. Call for applications
Applicants have to submit their entries on line, in English, between the 1st of April and the 30th of June 2014.
Research work submitted should:
- Contribute to the emergence of sustainable food system;
- Incorporate at least 2 of the 4 pillars of sustainability that are environment, society, economics and nutrition;
- Combine different disciplines and bring together previously separate fields of enquiry;
- Enjoy international recognitions. The applicants should have written widely about their work in international and national reviews (at least five publication) and have spoken at international scientific events.
The first laureate to the Premio Daniel Carasso, Jessica Fanzo, said “When I was applying, I found it difficult to write about my accomplishments for fear of not seeming humble, or worthy. It took time for me to reflect on what areas of work I was most proud of.
Once I did an inventory, it was the collaborative work that meant the most. Secondly, it’s important to think forward about sustainable diets, and the nutritional well being of the future population. What do you want our global food system to look like and what will you do to contribute?”
The Premio Daniel Carasso is worth €100,000 and the winner becomes the Foundation’s ambassador until the next Premio comes around.
For more information on application and rules, visit the Foundation web site: www.fondationcarasso.org/en/premiodanielcarassoDaniel and Nina Carasso Foundation
Founded in early 2010, under the aegis of Fondation de France, the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation was created in memory of Daniel Carasso, the founder of Danone in France and in the United States, and his wife Nina. Its objective is to fund projects in two areas critical to human wellbeing: sustainable food and diets, to nourish the body and Art, to nourish the mind.
It aims to act in furtherance of general interest projects and create the right conditions for co-operation between the projects it funds and the beneficiaries of such projects.