The award comes in the form of a USD 15 000 check and a Glinka gold-plated medal. It contributes in a timely manner to raise awareness amongst policymakers and the general public about possible solutions to tackle acute national and local problems of soil degradation, and to encourage all stakeholders and soil practitioners to engage in field-oriented work, with direct contributions to the preservation of the environment, food security and poverty alleviation as specified in the Revised World Soil Charter.
The Glinka World Soil Prize aims to keep up the momentum generated by the International Year of Soils 2015.
Who can be nominated?
Nominees should have made outstanding achievements in implementing the principles and recommended actions of the revised World Soil Charter adopted by the FAO Conference in June 2015, and the achievement should contribute to one of the five pillars of the GSP (a proven impact at field level will be an added value).
If you think you are an eligible candidate, propose your nomination to your GSP country focal point or to the closest GSP partner (full list available here). Submit the nomination form by 30 September 2020 to [email protected].