Entries under consideration
Here you find a number of submitted nominations that are eligible but have not yet entered the jury assessment process:
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.
"Putting the carbon back in the sink"
"Disrupting traditional supply chains by building vertical farms on major distribution routes and near population centers"
"An association that aims to promote regenerative agriculture in the food industry"
"Creates crops that can thrive in saltwater while building floating ocean farms"
"A soilless system that allows farmers to grow food crops with significantly less water"
"An indoor vertical ecosystem treating wastewater while providing plants with sufficient nutrients"
"Turns algal blooms into everything from surfboards to shoes"
"Developing technologies and management systems that enable sustainable and efficient production of seaweed"
"The edible spray that makes fruits and veggies last longer"
"Bringing agriculture back to the city with a vertical soilless plant cultivation platform based on lego-like pieces"
"Technology that traps water droplets like a spider’s web and stores them for future use"
"Collects and catalogues small-scale quality products that are connected to cultures, history and traditions around the world"
Ark of Taste
"Deconstructing coffee and creating a low-impact, molecular cup of java"
"A plant-based alternative to minced meat, made from sweet lupin, broad bean and field pea"
"Creates moisture-retaining biofertilizers from agricultural waste to conserve Egypt's precious water resources"
"Assisting people to change the way they eat to become more sustainable while increasing their sense of well-being"
"A new urban farming modular wicking bed system to accelerate and expand Australia’s urban food growing capacity"
"From invasive menace to nutritious animal feed"
"Training small-scale farmers and analyzing soils to enhance soil fertility and sustainable farming across South Africa"
Biological Systems Laboratory
"Converting excess energy and CO2 from buildings into plant biomass grown on location"
"Helping farmers increase their income through ecologically sustainable methods and reduction of food waste in mango production"
Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development
"Producing seafood products directly from fish cells in cellular aquaculture"
"Weaning the world off of palm oil"
"Beefing up cultured meat"
"Growing trees and vegetables using Biochar made from organic waste residue, trapping CO2 while improving soil fertility"
Circle Carbon S.L.
"Uses satellite data and artificial intelligence to help predict how much water farmers should provide to their crops"
"An initiative to use food as a tool to address the climate crisis and other environmental challenges"
Cooking Sections’ CLIMAVORE project
"People-centered marine conservation for food security"
Coral Triangle Initiative
"Reviving neglected crops for more nutritious food"
Crops For the Future (CFF)
"A public-private partnership focused on water efficiency in the food industry"
"Artificial intelligence-assisted farm management service for grain producers, which combines technology with decades of on-field experience of agronomists"
"New tools for chefs makes it easy to measure, track and reduce the environmental impact of restaurants"
"New technology for producing vegetables and fruits using resources from household wastewater, replacing synthetic fertilizers"
"Creating an ecosystem services market that incentivizes farmers to improve soil health and build agricultural systems that benefit society"
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC)
"Drying and transform food by-products into new products for feed and food ingredients"
"Developing industrial-scale solutions to produce a CO2-free ammonia fertilizer based on renewable hydrogen"
ENGIE and Yara
"Developing a new closed and automated cricket farming system, adapted for farming in every climatic zone"
"Empowering healthcare professionals around the world to connect the dots between agriculture, nutrition, and health to accelerate the transition to a sustainable food system"
Food + Planet
"Shaping food habits of the future generation, an educational program that teaches kids the importance of healthy and sustainable food choices"
"Food Made Good is an initiative that aims to help more restaurants operate sustainably with three focus areas: sourcing, society, and environment"
Food Made Good
"An impact accelerator for food and agriculture entrepreneurs that support early-stage solutions that can transform the food system"
Food System 6
"A knowledge exchange platform supporting artistic works to co-create a future food culture"
"Feeding cows pink seaweed to help curb greenhouse gas emissions"
"A system for land-based fish farming to integrate with crop production"
"An online tool that helps restaurants, caterers and events to measure and manage the climate impact of the food served"
"The underwater farms that aim to save the oceans"
"Reducing the climate impact of ruminant animal production by making scalable Asparagopsis seaweed farming a reality"
"An on-farm system that produces biogas and fertilizer while reducing the demand for water by 80%"
"A way to grow food in deserts by forming a protective cocoon around plants"
"Changing the way baby food is produced, using organic and vegan ingredients and high-pressure processing that makes nutrients bioavailable"
"Developing and promoting new varieties of staple food crops with higher amounts of essential vitamins through biofortification to improve nutrition and public health"
HarvestPlus – IFPRI
"Strives to mobilize and support hospitals and healthcare systems to implement ecologically sound and healthy food alternatives to traditional healthcare"
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe
"A new way to speed-breed 'super crops,' resilient to climate change"
"Producing nutritious plant-based tuna and salmon to restaurants and groceries"
"Monitors soil tension to understand when crops need to be watered – and when they don’t"
"An app that helps families to reduce their food waste and to eat healthier"
IngredientMatcher – Ingmar
"Reducing food waste through sensor-based food labels that monitor freshness in real-time"
"Farming nutritious sweet potato varieties to safeguard healthier diets for the world’s poor and fight malnutrition"
International Potato Center (CIP)
"Encouraging the protection of natural forest and wildlife by farming edible nutritious crickets"
IPSIO collaborative, Entomo Farms
"Making the drying up Cauvery river flow again by planting trees and adopting agroforestry"
Isha Outreach – Cauvery Calling
"A 185.000 ha forest restoration project combined with food and fuel production, water cycle restoration and freshwater provision"
ITCI – International Timber Corporation Indonesia
"Bringing back the Parisienne tradition of underground urban mushroom farming"
"Accelerate the food transition by identifying, analyzing and replicating successful sustainable models and supporting entrepreneurs"
Let’s Food organization
"Bringing the concept of outdoors indoors – a digitalized hydroponic vertical farming system"
"A knowledge platform for agricultural biodiversity"
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
"An open-sourced solution platform to help farmers develop regenerative agriculture for locally produced healthy food"
"Increasing soil organic carbon in some of the world's oldest soils in order to improve water conservation, increase drought resilience, and sequester carbon "
Mars Petcare Asia Pacific
"Revitalizing rice diversity in uncertain times"
"A hydrogel film that enables farmers to grow food in deserts and over polluted soils"
"Growing Omega-3 rich microalgae from whisky by-products – reducing pressure on wild fish stocks"
"Uses a closed-loop on-farm system that treats aquaculture wastewater and turns it into animal feed – and clean water"
"A temperature-sensitive indicator label for food freshness. Helping consumers reduces food waste by showing them when food actually spoils"
"Promyc is a new fungi-based food ingredient produced by upcycling side streams and by-products from the food system using fermentation"
"Hacking the fertilizer value chain"
"Re-engineering fruit and vegetable waste into a range of food, health, and cosmetic products"
"Using extremely tough microbes to produce a sustainable source of complete protein"
"Helping rural farmers reduce agricultural wastes through storage, preservation, access to markets and sustainable waste management "
Nexus Farm Solutions
"An online grocery store where customers can buy directly from small-scale local producers"
Noah International AB
"Building a sustainable grain system by connecting regional farms, mills and malthouses"
"Using insects to bio-transform food waste to create natural fertilizers, food and animal feed"
"Identifying genes to create biofortified rice with increased content of vitamin A and minerals such as iron and zinc"
"Recycling nutrients and heat from wastewater treatment to grow tropical fruits"
"A new way to produce calcium phosphate-based fertilizers from by-products of the fishing industry"
"Raising awareness about the role of food in promoting good health and preventing and treating disease"
Physicians Association for Nutrition (PAN)
"An app that helps people plan, shop and cook more plant-based meals on an everyday basis"
"Converting food and agricultural waste into environmentally friendly products that replace fossil-based plastics"
"Growing food for the local community close to the North Pole, using local resources, new farming technologies and circular principles"
"Back to the future potato breeding for a turbulent world"
"Nudging the retail and foodservice market for a wider selection of plant-based options"
ProVeg – The one ingredient project
"An accelerator program to reshape the future of food, supporting startups that are replacing animal-based food"
"A scalable system that will recover resources from wastewater and use them for urban food production"
Purdue University Wastewater Recovery Team
"Mining waste for urban nutrients closing the loop to secure agricultural productivity and reduce water pollution"
"Recycling commercial buildings' surplus resources for low-impact urban farming"
"Creating neighborhoods that will generate their own power and grow their own sustainable and healthy food"
"Promoting agroecological farming through training, new technologies and digital networks"
"Connecting urban consumers with farmers through easier access to locally produced food"
"A circular design initiative to reallocate food surpluses and create sustainable and nutritious meals"
Restauranglabbet // The Restaurant Lab
"The "vegan pork" that can combat climate change and disease outbreaks"
"Converting human waste to fertilizer and animal feed for commercial and smallholder farms"
"Large-scale grasslands regeneration addressing the challenges with desertification, climate change, and food and water insecurity globally"
"Exploring the oceans hidden treasures in order to find new sustainable seafood alternatives"
"The Senegalese U-turn: A nation-wide transition from chemical-intensive to agroecological farming"
Senegalese Government Strategy
"Making use of abandoned and unused land by connecting land owners and landless farmers"
"A Plug & Plant aeroponics technology system using algorithms to detect deficiencies and diseases and analyzing plant growth"
Smart Farming Systems
"Treats human waste and transforms it into compost which is sold to support agriculture, reforestation, and climate change mitigation efforts in Haiti"
"Safeguarding and enhancing the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research"
Soil Health Institute
"A high-tech solution that mimics nature by capturing CO2 from air and converting it to edibles"
"Generates fresh water by utilizing the concentrating power of sunlight"
"A new bioprocessing system that turns grass and clover into digestible protein and sucrose"
SRUC – Scotland’s Rural College
"Promoting resource-use efficiency and climate change resilience in rice systems – on-farm and throughout the value chains"
Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP)
"Promotes sustainable farming practices in the rural communities in one of the most biodiverse places on earth"
"A tool to measure and boost the agricultural biodiversity of nations"
The Agrobiodiversity Index
"High-tech and indigenous knowledge for biodiversity-driven food security"
The Amazon Third Way Initiative
"Converting thousands of public kitchens in Denmark to cook healthier, climate-friendly and organic meals"
The Copenhagen Model
"A learning and collaborative action-research initiative contributing to sustainable agriculture and healthy food"
The European Learning Plaza & Society for Organizational Learning
"Developing sustainable local food growing projects with revenue from the installment of solar panels"
The Feeding Tariff
"Keeping rainforests and biodiversity intact by replacing slash and burn farming with ‘Inga Alley Cropping’"
The Inga Foundation
"The retailer that decided to help save the bees"
The Morrisons’ ‘Project Pollinator’
"Supporting people to create new orchards with agroecolog and restoring existing ones back to health"
The Orchard Project
"Aiming to enhance vertical farming in cities to bring agriculture back into everyday urban life"
The Vertical Farm Institute
"A Social Impact Company fighting food waste, whose B2C app is a marketplace for surplus food"
Too Good To Go
"An extensive agricultural training program that provides training, seeds, tools, and materials for farmers"
TREES for the Future
"Combining local coffee production and forest conservation in a biosphere reserve"
UNESCO Kafa Biosphere Reserve
"Bringing together global, urban, and rural perspectives - re-designing higher education programs to train future food system leaders"
University of Washington
"A feed supplement made from red seaweed that reduces methane gas emissions from cows"
"Micro factories that produce beverages, purifies and remineralizes any source water limiting the usage of plastic, transportation, and CO2"
Wayout International AB
"Reducing food waste by instantly matching farmers to buyers and cutting out the middlemen"
"An AI-enabled tool that helps kitchen staff automatically track food waste"
"A science based cookbook on biocultural biodiversity"
With Our Own Hands
"Collects, conserves and distributes a diverse collection of agroforestry trees"
World Agroforestry, ICRAF Genetic Resources Unit
"Collecting and conserving seeds of vegetable crop plants, as well as their wild relatives, to safeguard genetic resources that can handle climate change "
World Vegetable Center
"Bringing businesses, governments, and citizens together to address systemic challenges in the food system and reducing food waste"
"An online marketplace where food suppliers who have quality surplus food can connect with buyers in the food industry"
"Promoting and funding regenerative agriculture through restaurants – restoring the climate one meal at a time"
"An Integral Gastronomy Center with a restaurant, greenhouse and coconut oil production, aiming to preserve biodiversity"