The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has convened the Innovation Excellence Awards for Rural Women for the year 2019, through a Extract of the Order which is published in the Official State Gazette.
As established in the Order of last June, by which the regulatory bases of these awards were modified, in this X edition the objective is extended to sectors of the rural environment in coastal zones, thus incorporating among its recipients the fishing sector, key in the economic development of the country; in the establishment of population and in the preservation of traditional and sustainable livelihoods on the coast.
It is also contemplated, as a novelty, the concession of a first, second and third prize in the different categories, to which correspond economic endowments of 18,000, 12,000 and 7,500 euros respectively. The recognition for the trajectory linked to the support to rural women for being of honorific nature is excepted. This economic endowment is intended not only to recognize and give visibility to rural and fishing women, but to help develop and consolidate their projects.
The aim of these awards is to distinguish new, original and innovative projects made by rural women and actions that recognize the work and role of rural women. They also aim to promote the incorporation and labor insertion of women in the territory.
Based on the changes introduced in the regulatory bases, the categories of awards in this 2019 edition are:
"Excellence in innovation in agricultural activity" award. It will be granted to those projects that in the development of their activity use agricultural, livestock or forestry technologies that result in the advancement of a sustainable sector, efficient in obtaining quality products, that respond to the demand of consumers and consumers and that can integrate marketing and promotion strategies.
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food"Excellence in innovation in fishing or aquaculture activity" award. This award will be granted to those projects that in the development of their activity use fishing or aquaculture technologies that result in the advancement of a sustainable sector, efficient in obtaining quality products, that respond to the demand of consumers and consumers and that can integrate marketing and promotion strategies.
Rural women or entities of women linked to the fishing economic sector may participate, understood as a conglomerate of closely related activities, based on the exploitation and exploitation of living marine resources, which includes extractive fishing, commercialization, transformation, shipbuilding , the auxiliary industry and related services.
Award of "Excellence for innovation in diversification of economic activity in rural areas or rural coastal areas". It will be granted to those projects that diversify the economic activity of the rural environment, linked, among others, to the agri-food industry, to the industry of the products of fishing or aquaculture, to the provision of services to agriculture and forestry, to activities related to the provision of services and social integration and tourism activities that favor new economic areas or generate employment in rural areas or in rural coastal areas.
"Excellence in communication" award. Aimed at recognizing the work in the fields of communication, information and media that have contributed to spreading the activity of women in rural areas or in rural coastal areas, their social recognition and their national and international promotion and with this they have promoted equality of opportunities between women and men.
"Special recognition for the trajectory linked to support for women in rural areas". It is an extraordinary recognition that can be granted to that natural person who is a woman or legal entity, in whose direction a woman participates, when there are outstanding or continuous circumstances related to the support, promotion and enhancement of women in rural areas or in rural coastal areas. It is a recognition of honorific character that will not entail economic endowment.