After a thorough vetting process and jury evaluation, we have announced the nine finalists – presented below in alphabetic order. The Food Planet Prize 2020 awardees are marked as Prizewinners.
The 2020 Food Planet Prize Awards; doubling down to reshape and scale up
Four $1-million prizes instead of two
The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize was established to find, recognize, and support initiatives and projects that can help us shift to resilient food systems and achieve food security already within this decade. This inaugural year, we received 650+ nominations, illustrating a diverse global community devoted to re-imagining food in all its complexity.
Reshaping the food system requires an abundance of ingenious ideas and a broad range of approaches and solutions, some of them disruptive enough to radically cut through value chains and confront current perceptions of what food can be – and how it can be sourced. The challenge is global, this is why the solutions must have the potential to scale, preferably globally. To make it happen requires political will, ample funding, and consumers taking responsibility. It requires insight, and it will take courage.
The prizewinners – and finalists – represent some of the many areas we need to explore to save the Food Planet. Responding to the ever-louder emergency calls from both People and Planet, the Curt Bergfors Foundation is doubling its stake in the rescue mission. This year, we're awarding four – instead of two – US $1 Million prizes.
At the recommendation of the Food Planet Prize Jury, one of the Prizes will be shared as the two recipients already collaborate on a key area: alternative sourcing of food and feed.
“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, Founder
The 2020 Finalists
Blue VenturesRead more about this
The Crop TrustRead more about this
GreenWaveRead more about this
FutureFeedRead more about this
The Land InstituteRead more about this
microTERRARead more about this
icipeRead more about this
PAD & RareRead more about this
SanergyRead more about this
How to find Initiatives to address the Food Planet Challenge?
Transforming the world to sustainable food systems is critical. The task is filled with high risks if we fail and major benefits if we succeed. We’re searching for solutions that can be applied widely – preferably globally – at a rapid pace. To nourish a growing world population while ensuring a healthy biosphere, we must accelerate change!
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
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.
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