Help us find the Food Planet game changers

A broad range of radical changes are urgently needed to transform our failing food system into a sustainable one. This is why the Food Planet Prize annually rewards both ready to scale projects with proven impact and innovative ideas that challenge, or even disrupt, current thinking and practices – with USD 1 million each.

We evaluate the nominated initiatives on the basis of 6 criteria: thematic relevance, level of innovation, feasibility, immediacy of impact, scalability and potential for systemic change. Find out more

An Ambitious Prize

The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize aims to scale up and accelerate the development of groundbreaking initiatives with the potential to reinvent our food systems and help establish a sustainable Food Planet that supports the resilience and stability of the biosphere. More about the prize

An International Jury

The challenge of transforming our global food system is critical for our future. It is also excessively complex. Therefore, selecting solutions among several hundreds of nominations requires a diverse range of expertise and experiences. Our international jury is made of world-leading specialists in relevant key areas and co-chaired by Johan Rockström, Joint Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, and Line Gordon, Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. The jury

Please note that nominees are first screened by our secretariat to be qualified for Jury assessment.

Evaluation criteria

Relevance – focus area and intended impact
Which food system problem is addressed and what particular change is aimed at?
Innovation – novel thinking and/or practice
How does the initiative differ from the status quo and why does it matter?
Time to impact – Significant impact within ten years or faster
What stage is the initiative in right now, and how long until full-scale application in the best-case scenario?
Scalability – Capacity to scale broadly
How broadly can the initiative be applied nationally, regionally and globally?
Evidence – Proof that the initiative works or may work
What theoretical underpinning or practical/operational evidence is there?
Systemic impact – Effects in a broader context
Does the initiative bring about additional environmental, social or health advantages?