Agriculturist of the Year

Agriculturist of the Year

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The evaluation for Agriculturist of the year is mainly about the essence, principles, value systems and life ethics of the candidate as well as his/her achievements, the value of his/ her work to the agricultural sector and the candidate’s local and international status.

The main factors used for adjudication are:

  1. A full description of the nominee and his/her work environment during his/her career, with emphasis on qualifications and the fields of his/her expertise.
  2. Value to the farmer and agriculture – here a full description on the manner in which he/she shares his/ her knowledge with the farmers answering the following question:
    • How does this knowledge precipitate in a practical way?
    • How valuable is this knowledge to farmers and how does it enable them to farm better and more sustainably?
    • What is the effect of his/her research (as researcher), 
extension (as agricultural extensioner) or service (as manager/administrator) on agriculture? In other words, what is the impact factor of the candidate?
    • In what way does this add value to agriculture, industry or the organisation the farmer is involved with?
  3. Adaptation to change – a complete description on how the candidate keeps abreast of the changing agricultural environment and adapt his/her research/extension/ service thereto. How relevant is the candidate concerning the daily challenges the sector has to face?
  4. In this, the last segment, the focus should be
on the candidate’s achievements as well as the acknowledgement he/she enjoys at local and/or international level. What is his/her international status?