The Alysson Paolinelli Award was proposed in a Senate Draft Resolution. The intention is to honor individuals or legal entities with sustainable food production initiatives and practices that stand out in the country.
The initiatives must contribute to food security in Brazil. The article is signed by the senator for Mato Grosso do Sul, Tereza Cristina (PP), and the senator for Mato Grosso, Jayme Campos (União).
According to the text, the award will be made annually and awarded to three individuals or legal entities. The award presentation session will be held in the Federal Senate.
Former Agriculture Minister Alysson Paolinelli died at the age of 86 on June 29. He was hospitalized in serious condition at Madre Teresa Hospital, in Belo Horizonte.
Alysson Paolinelli was born in Bambuí, in the Central-West Region of Minas Gerais, in 1936. An agricultural engineer, he took over the state’s Department of Agriculture in 1971.
In addition to being a former minister, Paolinelli also served as the Secretary of Agriculture of Minas Gerais on three occasions – during the administrations of Rondon Pacheco, Hélio Garcia and Eduardo Azeredo. He has been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize, in 2021 and 2022.
He was a speaker at the opening of the third edition of the Líder MS program, in Campo Grande, in 2017, bringing knowledge and experience to the participants of the 1st cycle.