For its 2021 show, SIMA, the international exhibition of solutions and technologies for efficient and sustainable agriculture, announces the launch of a new European competition to promote innovative agriculture: the SIMA Farming Awards. Organised in partnership with the French Chambers of Agriculture, the Nuffield International network and AXEMA, this contest aims to highlight and reward the most innovative agricultural practices in Europe.
New in 2021, the SIMA Farming Awards will reward the most innovative farming techniques. They will pay tribute to European farmers committed to a sustainable approach who can demonstrate the social, economic and environmental impacts of their innovation. Farmers will be selected in the following countries:
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom 
Farmers must complete an application form in French or English provided by Nuffield in which they will give details of: their career experience, their farm, the work conducted to deliver this innovation, and display the impact of the solution supported by quantifiable results.
In total, more than 15 nominees will thus be judged by the SIMA Farming Awards panel, comprising representatives of Nuffield, agricultural attachés and APCA representatives. The nominees will be announced on 26 November at the SIMA Digital Press Day.

The winners will be announced by the judges at SIMA during the official prizegiving ceremony of the SIMA Innovation Awards on 22 February 2021.

  • Entries now open: form available from Nuffield
  • End of October 2020: entries close.
  • 26 November 2020 at SIMA Digital Press Day: announcement of nominees.
  • 22 February 2021: announcement of winners at the SIMA Innovation Awards ceremony during SIMA.
The SIMA Farming Awards will offer winners and nominees unique international visibility among the entire SIMA ecosystem before, during and after the exhibition.

About Comexposium
Comexposium is one of the world’s leading event organizers. Globally, it hosts more than 132 B2B and B2C events across many different sectors, significantly in agriculture, construction, fashion, food, health, leisure, real estate, retail, security, higher education and transport. At events, in over 30 countries, Comexposium welcomes more than 3.5 million visitors and 48,000 exhibitors annually. Headquartered in France, Comexposium boasts a workforce of nearly 880 employees, spread over 17 countries: Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Comexposium is positioned as a creator of exchange and meetings between individuals and business.
AXEMA is the French trade association for the Agricultural Equipment industry. Its members include both French and foreign manufacturers of agricultural equipment for the various sectors of crop and livestock agricultural production and producers of equipment for the upkeep of green spaces. AXEMA has 230 member companies, comprising manufacturers (69%) and importers (31%).
About the French Chambers of Agriculture (APCA)
Founded in 1924, the Chambers of Agriculture today constitute a network for the development of agriculture and rural regions. They support and advise farmers on technical, economic, environmental and regulatory matters and contribute to the economic vitality of the regional fabric in liaison with central and local government.
Supported by their local credentials, the 4,200 professional elected representatives who oversee them and nearly 8,000 employees, the Chambers of Agriculture are public bodies which represent all agricultural, rural and forestry stakeholders.
About Nuffield France
The non-profit body Nuffield France is part of Nuffield International, founded in 1947 in the United Kingdom.
Since its establishment, 1,600 farming scholars from the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, Zimbabwe, Canada and the United States have had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of agriculture around the world and develop a worldwide network of farming professionals. Nuffield France is a non-profit body in accordance with the French 1901 law, designated of general interest. It selects its own scholars and finances their scholarships with donations from its partners.