Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph has announced the winners of the 2022 Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards; recipients have made significant impacts to communities worldwide. The two prizes of $100,000 are awarded annually in these categories: research innovation and community engagement innovation.

The winners:

Dr. Delia Grace Randolph, winner of the research innovation award, is a renowned scientist with unique and transformative impacts on the safety of food systems and public health in developing countries. As a trained veterinarian and epidemiologist, she brings a special expertise on the interconnectedness of animal health, human health and eco-health to her work. A focus of her work is improving food safety in informal markets in developing countries.

Access Agriculture, winner of the community engagement innovation award, is a non-profit organization that works directly with community groups to produce and deliver high-quality, farmer-to-farmer training videos. The video resources help to provide informative and relevant content to farmers in small communities. The organization helps ensure the videos are available in local languages and accessible to smallholder farmers even in remote rural areas where technology, power and internet are limited. Over the past decade, the videos have reached 90 million people and have helped ensure healthier and more resilient food systems.

Awarded annually since 2018, the Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards recognize unique approaches and achievements of individuals and organizations around the globe.

The Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards are adjudicated by a group of internationally recognized scientists and community activists. This year's adjudicators are: Nadia Theodore, senior vice president, global government and industry relations, Maple Leaf Foods; Florence Lasbennes, managing director, 4SD; Lawrence Haddad, executive director, Gain and; Adrienne Xavier, acting director of the Indigenous Studies Program, McMaster University.

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