Award Cerimony

Register to the Ceremony for the Innovation Award for Women Farmers on 10th March 2021 via Jotform and discover the winners of this edition!

Download the agenda of the event and find out more about the Cerimony.

and get

By Magdalena’s project, winner of 2018 award

About the Women Innovation Award

The Innovation Award for Women Farmers was first introduced in 2010 to shed a light on the hundreds of innovative projects conducted every year all over Europe by Women farmers. 2020 will mark the sixth edition of this Pan European competition developed by Copa-Cogeca, the voice of farmers and Agri-cooperatives at EU level. In 2018, we shortlisted over 30 projects.
How about yours in 2020 ?

Inspire and get inspired

By women farmers like you that have decided to start their entrepreneurial journey in one of the EU27 member states.

Exchange views

Opportunity to exchange views and get visibility for your project at the highest European political level.

Prize for the winner

For the first time in 2020, thought our partnership with Corteva, the winner of the award will receive a cash prize of 10.000€ while the Jury's favourite will receive 5000€ .

The 5 finalists

Boglárka Biró

Hungary - NAK

Marija Cafuk

Croatia - HPK

Nazaret Mateos Alvarez

Spain - UPA

Immacolata Migliaccio

Italy - Confagricoltura

Ines Theunis

Belgium – Boerenbond



Pekka Pesonen

Secretary-General of Copa-Cogeca

Maria Benitez Salas

Deputy Director General, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

Evelyn Regner

Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Lotta Folkesson

Chair of the Women’s Committee of Copa-Cogeca

Peter Schmidt

President of the NAT Section, European Economic and Social Committee



"Women are drivers of innovation. In particular, young women farmers who engage in farming businesses across the EU have demonstrated a new approach to EU agriculture and farming. Copa and Cogeca praise this important role of women farmers and rural business women."

Lotta Folkesson, Chairwoman of Copas’ Women Committee

"Starting a trout farm from scratch wasn’t easy, working with people can be even harder, especially with men. It took several years
before our work was finally noticed and recognized. The Women Innovation Awards was an important recognition. Now,
farmers from other farms come to us for advise. We’ve become an inspiration for other women, which is priceless!"

Magdalena Wegiel, 2018 Winner

"Be yourself. Let the rest of the world do what it does. Don’t be constantly comparing your business to
that of others in your industry. Do what you do and do it well. And don’t rely on advisors to run
your business for you. Coming to Brussels and receiving this award was a bit like a dream."

Margaret Farrelly, 2016 Winner


Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability.

With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.

Learn more about Corteva Agriscience™ global actions on the promotion of Women in Agriculture: