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FAI Awards 2019

1. Award for Excellence in Fertilizer Use Research

Nature of the Award: Rs.2,00,000/-, Gold Medal and Citation.

Purpose of the Award: To create incentive for high quality research amongst scientists in India in Fertilizer Use Research

Eligibility of the Award: All research scientists working in India are eligible for the award. The assessment shall be based on their published research work during the past 10 years preceding the year of the award.

How to apply: Application along with four copies of synopsis precisely enumerating research work done is to be submitted through proper channel. The PDF files of the best 10 papers emanating from the research work submitted for award are to be mailed to ags@faidelhi.org

2. Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research in Fertilizer Usage

Nature of Award: Rs.1,00, 000/-, Gold Medal and Citation.

Purpose of the Award: To motivate high quality fundamental or applied research amongst doctoral students in India in the field of fertilizer usage.

Eligibility of the Award: All doctoral students in India whose thesis have been accepted for the Ph.D. degree during April 2018 to March 2019 are eligible for the award.

How to Apply: Application is to be submitted through proper channel in the prescribed form along with four copies of the detailed summary of Ph.D research work done and a CD containing soft copy of thesis. The form can be downloaded from the FAI website www.faidelhi.org .

3. Award for Transfer of Improved Farm Technologies

Nature of the Award: Trophy and Certificate.

Purpose of the Award: To encourage and recognise innovative work on Transfer of Improved Farm Technologies by the fertilizer companies.

Eligibility of the Award: All fertilizer companies in India are eligible for the award. The assessment shall be based on innovative work done in the field of Transfer of Farm Technology during the past 5 years preceding the year of award.

How to Apply: Application is to be submitted enclosing four copies of synopsis along with four sets of published literature on the innovative work done during the last 5 years.

4.IPI-FAI Award for Promoting Balanced and Integrated Fertilizer Use with Emphasis on Potassium

Nature of Award : Rs.2,00,000/-,Gold Medal and Certificate; instituted by the International Potash Institute (IPI), Horgen, Switzerland and administered by The Fertilizer Association of India, New Delhi.

Purpose of the Award :To encourage and recognise outstanding research & extension work done by the scientists/extension specialists for promoting balanced and integrated use of fertilizers with emphasis on potassium.

Eligibility of the Award :All scientists/extension specialists working in India are eligible for the award. The assessment shall be based on outstanding research & extension work done and extension literature published & disseminated during the past 10 years preceding the year of award.

How to Apply: Application enclosing four copies of synopsis enumerating the outstanding research & extension work done along with four sets of extension literature is to be submitted through proper channel. The synopsis should specify the extension activities viz. field demonstration, farmers’ meetings, crop seminars, extension literature, Radio / TV talks to promote balanced and integrated fertilizer use with emphasis on potassium.

5. IZA-FAI Award for Promoting the Use of Zinc in Indian Agriculture

Nature of the Award: Rs.2,00,000/-,Gold Medal and Citation; instituted by International Zinc Association (IZA), Belgium and administered by The Fertilizer Association of India, New Delhi.

Purpose of the Award: To encourage and recognise outstanding research & extension work done by the scientists/extension specialists for promoting use of zinc in Indian agriculture.

Eligibility of the Award: All scientists/ extension specialists working in India are eligible for the award. The assessment shall be based on outstanding research and extension work done; and extension literature published & disseminated during the past 10 years preceding the year of the award.

How to Apply: Application along with four copies of synopsis precisely enumerating the outstanding research & extension work done along with four sets of extension literature is to be submitted through proper channel. The synopsis should specify the extension activities viz. field demonstrations, farmers’ meetings, crop seminars, extension literature, Radio/TV talks to promote the use of zinc for increasing crop productivity and farmers’ profitability.

6. Award for Production, Promotion and Marketing of Biofertilizers / Organic Fertilizers / City Compost

Nature of the Award: Trophy and Certificate.

Purpose of the Award: To encourage and recognise quality production, promotion and marketing of biofertilizers,Organic Fertilizers and City Compost.

Eligibility of the Award: All biofertilizers / organic fertilizers /city compost producing companies in India are eligible for the award. The assessment shall be based on the information supplied by the company on the prescribed performa.

How to Apply: Application is to be submitted alongwith four sets of completely filled performa which can be downloaded from the website (www.faidelhi.org).

7. Award for Application of ICT/ Digital Transactions in Agriculture

Nature of the award : Trophy and certificate

Purpose of the award : To encourage and recognise innovative Information & Communication Technology (ICT) initiatives / Digital Transactions aimed at improving farmer’s awareness/knowledge to increase crop yields and net returns.

Eligibility of the award:All fertilizer companies (including their subsidiaries) in India are eligible for the award. Assessment shall be based on innovative ICT initiatives / digital transactions undertaken by a company in last 2 years. The ICT initiatives should focus on education/ extension system; value addition to agriculture including but not limited to market intelligence, availability and use of weather forecast; and/or educating farmers with knowledge for understanding and adoption of latest and improved farm practices.

How to apply :Application is to be submitted enclosing four sets of synopsis enumerating about the basic criteria for ICT projects; Details of the systems/ projects; Technology used and its User-friendliness; Content and Monitoring of the system/project. Synopsis should also provide other details as scalability and replicability of the system/ICT project; recognitions and awards; sample case studies with contact details.

8. Award for Promotion and Marketing of Micronutrients

Nature of the Award: Trophy and Certificate

Purpose of the Award: To encourage and recognise the best promoter and marketer of micronutrient fertilizers in India.

Eligibility of the Award: All fertilizer companies (including their subsidiaries) and micronutrient and specialty fertilizer manufacturers in India are eligible for the Award. Assessment shall be based on marketing and business development efforts made by the company during the past 5 years.

How to Apply:Application is to be submitted enclosing six sets of synopsis enumerating the significant marketing and business development work done by the company in the field of micronutrients during the past 5 years.

Last date of receiving the application for awards is 30th September, 2019.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. R. K. Tewatia, Director (Agricultural Sciences), The Fertilizer Association of India, FAI House, 10, Shaheed Jit Singh Marg, New Delhi-110 067, Tel- 11-46005211, Fax- 91-11-26960052,E-mail- ags@faidelhi.org

Note: There is no prescribed application format for the awards (except for awards at Sr. Nos. 2 & 6).