A Jury of global distinction

Identifying solutions with the most significant potential for impact requires world-class expertise and a wealth of experience. Therefore, the Food Planet Prize has enlisted leading specialists in complex Food Planet challenges to assess vetted candidates. It is their votes that elect the Food Planet Prize winners.

Our International jury counts ten members, representing the very best of academia, business, non-profit and civil service. Some Jurors also bring cutting-edge culinary and practical farming knowledge.

With members located on 4 continents, our Jury reflects the diversity of perspectives needed to evaluate the broad range of nominations we receive. Co-chairs Johan Rockström and Magnus Nilsson act as moderators facilitating their work. They also ensure a fair balance between scientific and operational considerations.

  • Clara Coleman

    Second-generation owner of Four Season Farm

  • Franco Fubini

    Founder and CEO of seasonal produce marketplace Natoora

  • Gina Giugni

    Second generation biodynamic farmer and Founder of Lady of the Sunshine Winery

  • Johan Rockström (co-chair)

    Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

  • Lindiwe Sibanda

    Extra-Ordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria

  • Line Gordon

    Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University

  • Magnus Nilsson (co-chair)

    Michelin Star Chef, organic apple farmer and Director-General of the Curt Bergfors Foundation

  • Olivier De Schutter

    Co-chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems

  • Paul Polman

    Business Leader, Campaigner, Co-Author Of "Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive By Giving More Than They Take"

  • Shenggen Fan

    Chair Professor at China Agricultural University