The primary aim of this award is to encourage the scientific advancement of the discipline of range and forage science in Africa. It is aimed at all research fields that have an influence on the development of science, and applies to research work that breaks new ground in the discipline.
This award should only recognise outstanding contributions to the science of the discipline.
The research programme or the interpretation should be innovative.
The results and, in particular, the interpretation which is applied to them should have a substantial impact on the discipline.
Signed nominations must be submitted in writing together with a motivation to the Honorary Secretary (as per Constitution).
Decisions regarding this award are made by secret ballot/unanimous vote at a Council meeting.
It is not mandatory for this award to be made at each Congress.