Superior and Outstanding Achievement Awards in Plant Mutation Breeding

The occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture provides an opportunity to honour the endeavours of individuals, teams or institutes in Member States in plant mutation breeding for increasing food security.

The Joint FAO/IAEA Division is therefore seeking nominations for Superior and Outstanding Achievement Awards to celebrate the successes and promote further applications of plant mutation breeding. Any plant breeder, plant breeding team or institute that has made outstanding achievements in mutation breeding, by applying nuclear techniques, and has contributed to food security may be nominated. These are special one-off awards to celebrate the Joint Division’s 50th Anniversary; they are not annual awards.

The Awards will take the form of a certificate and they will be officially announced during the 58th regular session of the IAEA General Conference, which will be held at the IAEA’s Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 22 to 26 September 2014.

The nomination deadline has been extended until 31 July 2014.

Click here for more information [pdf] and for downloading the Nomination Form [docx]