GCHERA (Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences) is pleased to announce the 2021 Laureates of the World Agriculture Prize, Emeritus Professor Marc Van Montagu of Ghent University, Belgium and Professor Mitiku Haile, Founding President of Mekelle University, Ethiopia in recognition of their outstanding achievements in agriculture and life science education and scientific research.
The two laureates will each be conferred the prize via an award ceremony on June 21, 2022 transmitted virtually from Nanjing Agricultural University, the People’s Republic of China at 1 p.m. in China, 5 a.m. UTC.
The prize for Dr. Van Montagu of 100,000 USD is generously sponsored by the Education Development Foundation of Nanjing Agricultural University and Da Bei Nong Group and the equivalent prize for Dr. Mitiku is sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation via the American University of Beirut and GCHERA Transforming Higher Education Project.
The ceremony will be held beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Nanjing, China (+8 GMT), June 21 and at 7:00 a.m. (+2 GMT) at Ghent, Belgium and 8:00 a.m. (+3 GMT) at Tigray, Ethiopia