Call for nominations: The Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development in Southeast Asia

The award recognizes exemplary individuals in Southeast Asia who have contributed to the advancement of agricultural development in the region as exemplified by Dr. Dioscoro L. Umali, the first Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and a renowned development practitioner. It covers achievements along the full range of fields that contribute to agricultural development including plant and animal sciences, land and water management, environment and natural resource management, technology development, social organization, food security, poverty reduction, economics and business, and policy and governance, among others.
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The award recognizes exemplary individuals in Southeast Asia who have contributed to the advancement of agricultural development in the region as exemplified by Dr. Dioscoro L. Umali, the first Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and a renowned development practitioner. It covers achievements along the full range of fields that contribute to agricultural development including plant and animal sciences, land and water management, environment and natural resource management, technology development, social organization, food security, poverty reduction, economics and business, and policy and governance, among others.

The award is given biennially and comes with a cash prize of USD 10,000 and a plaque.

It is a collaboration among SEARCA, the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST, Philippines), and Dioscoro L. Umali Foundation, Inc. (DLUF).

Eligibility

The award is open to living nationals of any Southeast Asian country whose work in the region has resulted in an exceptionally significant impact on the development of agriculture and the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities in the region, especially among small farmers.

Nomination

Only candidates nominated in writing by qualified nominators, accompanied by supporting documentation, shall be considered in the evaluation process by a Selection Committee composed of esteemed scientists and experts in the field of agriculture and rural development.

Nominations shall be kept confidential by the nominator and the Selection Committee.

Deadline for nominations is on 31 May 2019.

Send nominations to:
The Secretariat
DL Umali Award
SEARCA, UPLB Campus,
College, Laguna, Philippines 4031 
Laguna Lines: (+63-49) 554-9330 to 39, (+63-49) 536-2290 loc. 3400/3402
Manila Lines: (+63-2) 657-1300 to 02 loc. 3400/3402
Fax: (63-49) 536 4105
Email: umali_award@searca.org

Illustration Photo: Checking cassava plantations for signs of pests and diseases, near Khorat, eastern Thailand. (credits: Neil Palmer (CIAT) / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

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