Food Planet Prizewinners and Finalists
Reshaping the global food system requires an abundance of ingenious ideas and a broad range of approaches. Numerous game changers are already shifting to sustainable solutions. Others aim to disrupt entire value chains and confront current perceptions of what food can be. Many have the potential to scale broadly, some even globally.
These food system innovators include social entrepreneurs, startups, research organizations, NGOs, grassroots alliances, and more – distinctly illustrating the diversity of the communities devoted to feeding all and saving a planet in peril. The Food Planet Prize awardees, elected by a jury of world-leading food systems experts and scientists, represent some of the many areas we must explore to rescue the Food Planet from demise.
Meet the Food System Innovators
Vetted from hundreds of nominations, shortlisted, then assessed, ranked, and selected as finalists by the Jury, the awardees’ initiatives go through a thorough evaluation process. Ultimately, the Food Planet Prize is bestowed upon the ones that have the greatest potential to help us shift to resilient food systems and achieve food security within this decade.
The Curt Bergfors Foundation awards two 1 MUSD Prizes annually. Heeding the ever-louder emergency calls from both people and planet, however, the Foundation doubled its stake in the rescue mission in its inaugural year of 2020 when four 1 MUSD prizes were awarded. One of these prizes was shared, as per the Jury’s recommendation.
In 2020, four 1MUSD Prizes were awarded to
Working to unlock the ocean’s own potential to address climate…Read more about GreenWave
Reversing agriculture’s negative impacts on our waters and supporting land-based…Read more about microTERRA
PAD & Rare
Bringing innovative, science- and behavior-based digital agricultural extension services to…Read more about PAD & Rare
The Crop Trust
Safeguarding the genetic diversity of global crops, stored in gene…Read more about The Crop Trust
Rebuilding tropical fisheries together with local communities where the loss…Read more about Blue Ventures
Exploring the power of seaweed as a methane-blocking feed supplement…Read more about FutureFeed
The Land Institute
Reshaping agriculture in nature’s image is the drastically simple and…Read more about The Land Institute
Shared prizewinner 2020
Transitioning to more circular, resilient, and efficient insect-based production systems…Read more about icipe
Shared prizewinner 2020
Turning urban slums’ huge sanitation problem into opportunities for farming,…Read more about Sanergy
“Our food system is broken, and the planet is ailing. We're all part of the problem, and we must all try to be part of the solution. I wish to contribute through the foundation and these awards.”Curt Bergfors, Food Planet Prize Founder
Winners & Finalists
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