Process conducted by:
professionals coordinated by CIHEAM
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 associations
Inter-governmental organizations and international agencies
civil 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
public-private partnerships
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".

admission criteria:

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.

3. Collaboration

Candidate initiatives should be realized through proven collaboration among different organizations in the social, economic, political and/or scientific sectors.

Pre Evaluation

Process conducted by:
Pre Evaluation Commitee
The evaluation of the initiatives has been based on a grid, containing the score for each of the evaluation criteria.

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.

Final evaluation

Process conducted by:
International Selection Committee
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