On January 21, the Aresa Foundation announced the four finalists for this year's edition of its renowned award. This award, which is now in its twentieth edition, rewards initiatives that improve the Galician rural economy through the modernization of exploitation processes and the creation of quality employment. In addition, the viability and innovation of the proposals are valued as well as their ability to showcase the native products, exploit them in a sustainable way and conserve the well-being of the Galician natural environment.
This year's jury is composed by Antonio López Díaz, rector of the USC; Álvaro Rodríguez Eiras, president of Aresa; Montserrat Valcárcel Armesto, vice-rector for coordination of the Lugo Campus; Manuel Gómez-Franqueira, president of the Coren Group, and María José Alonso, professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology at USC.
The winner of the award, endowed with 10,000 euros and a commemorative plaque, will be announced at a ceremony that was originally announced for February 11th but has had to be postponed due to the worsening conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new date is yet to be announced.