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SFIAR Award 2024

Brief Description:

In line with its objectives, the SFIAR runs the annual SFIAR Award. With this award the SFIAR pursues the following main aims:

  • Support agricultural research relevant for development and the achievement of the SDGs.
  • Promote knowledge sharing on and visibility of Swiss ARD

The SFIAR intends to award new, innovative, and implementation-oriented research with a direct impact on the achievement of the SDGs. Recent outputs, results or milestones can be awarded, however no future plans or project proposals.

The thematic scope of the award is broad. Any research that falls within the following definition of ARD given by the European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development (EIARD) can be submitted:

ARD is a multi-dimensions research that addresses the agricultural development challenges of developing and emerging countries (DEC). The agricultural domain includes crop production and animal husbandry, agro-forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, agribusiness and related enterprises, animal and human health related issues, as well as the sustainable management of the natural sources on which farming depends and the socio-cultural and bio-diverse landscapes, food systems and ecologies in which it is embedded. ARD provides technological, economic and institutional knowledge and innovations contributing to sustainable development. It encompasses research of a national and international public good character, as well as research that yields private gains.


Eligible for the SFIAR Award is research that:

  • is within the scope defined under point 3)
  • has been completed preferably no longer than three years ago, or is ongoing with recent achievements/milestones (for Master’s Thesis Award: master’s thesis submitted not longer than 24 months ago)
  • has been carried out at or in close collaboration with a Swiss institution is the result of a partnership with institutions and/or individuals located in developing countries

Covers at least one of the following characteristics:

  • outreach to the farm level
  • tool or product development (or steps thereof)
  • project co-developed with local partners

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