Admission is the first phase of the evaluation process. Candidate initiatives must be realized through collaboration among at least three different organizations active in the following areas: social, economics, public and private, institutions, science and technology.
The Lead Applicant of each initiative belongs to one of the following categories:
-Governments (including bilateral aid agencies)
-Local authorities/ bodies,public agencies and their associationsinter-governmental
-Organizations and international agenciescivil society organizations or networks (ngos, associations, public or private foundations)
-Business community (smes, large enterprises, micro/social enterprises and their associations)
-Research and academic bodies
Proposals submitted by eligible candidates have been first undergone an admission check. Proposals that did not meet one or more of the admission criteria have not be considered relevant as Best Practices on food security. Proposals positively evaluated for admission have officially become "participating initiatives".
1. Completeness: Application forms not duly completed and with missing supporting material have been disregarded.
2. Coherence: Candidate initiatives should be in line with one of the 5 thematic priorities.
Candidate initiatives should be realized through proven collaboration among different organizations in the social, economic, political and/or scientific sectors.
The evaluation of the initiatives has been based on a grid, containing the score for each of the evaluation criteria.
1. Innovation: The participating initiatives must be of innovative significance, including innovation in concept, process/product, institutional system, local/national/international policy and technology.
2. Social impact: Has been evaluated the impact of values promoted by the project on matters such as: gender, employment, cultural heritage, local economic development, dispute resolution, human rights, social inclusion, integration.
3. Environmental impact: Initiatives should address the sound use of natural resources and their preservation, protection and sustainable use of biodiversity, completion of lifecycle, energy savings and renewable energy, low impact technology
4. Concreteness: Initiatives should have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving the food security of their beneficiaries and sustainability.
5. Transferability & replicability: Transferability is intended in term of approaches and results that can be transferred among developing countries, among developed countries, from developed to developing countries and vice versa.
6. Openness: Initiatives should be the result of collaboration among different regions, cultures, ethnic groups and languages (from both developed and developing countries).
7. Attractiveness: The capacity to inform and sensitize visitors will be considered, as resulting from the Application Form (which should be completed with information and materials in a story-telling approach).
8. Sustainability: Sustainability of candidate initiative results will be evaluated in order to ensure the maximum visibility of those initiatives whose achievements endure over time.
9. Dissemination: Originality in methodologies and tools used for the dissemination of initiatives results will be assessed.
The International Selection Commitee is responsible of the final evaluation, based on the nine criteria. The result of the final evalution is: 18 selected Best Sustainable Development Practices on Food Security.
Download the Evaluation grids Priority 1 | Priority 2 | Priority 3 | Priority 4 | Priority 5