Proudly presenting the 2020 Finalists

Nominations for 2020 is closed – we’re now opening nominations for 2021

From bold, disruptive ideas to initiatives with proven results, ready to scale – the Food Planet Prize, 2020 received 650+ nominations from most corners of the world, reflecting the many challenges related to our food systems. We are impressed and encouraged to see the diversity and ingenuity of the submitted initiatives. They clearly show a global community devoted to taking an active part in reshaping the food planet, illustrating the wide variety of approaches we need.

After a thorough vetting process and jury evaluation, we are proud to present nine finalists. These initiatives represent some of the many ways we have to address the food planet challenge: feeding a growing world population without pushing the planet and its biosphere to their limits. The finalists of Food Planet Prize 2020 are presented below in alphabetic order.

Nominations across the globe




North America





What happens now?

Out of the nine presented finalists, the recipients of the awards will be announced in December.

  • The vetting process

    All nominations are scanned by the secretariat, qualifying candidates and their initiatives for a shortlist

  • The jury assessment

    October – the Food Planet Prize jury carefully reviews the shortlisted nominees, narrowing down the selection for final evaluation and documentation

  • The presentation of finalists

    November – the finalists are disclosed, and their initiatives presented

  • Announcing the Awards

    December – the Food Planet Prize Laureates will be announced

Nominate for 2021 and help save the Food Planet

The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize aims to recognize groundbreaking initiatives from across the food value chain and around the world that address the Food Planet Challenge.
  • Describe the initiative you want to nominate (500 words or less).
  • The Nominee

  • Current position and organization (if applicable)
  • (or when the organization was founded)
  • The Nominator



Nominees can be individuals (living), groups, institutions, organizations, start-ups fully committed to the initiative in question, or distinctly identified projects implemented by existing companies and institutions. We welcome a broad range of nominees. They can be science-based or derived from practice, industrial or domestic, entrepreneurial or institutional, social/behavioral, or hi-tech. Still, they must have the potential for global scaling and application.

Who can nominate

The nomination process is open for everyone: anyone can submit a nomination, one’s own initiative/project, or somebody else’s.