Looking for the potential game-changers

The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize aims to identify, recognize and reward important initiatives to reinvent our food chain and help establish a sustainable food system that supports the resilience of the biosphere and the stability of our planet.

The invitation to nominate initiatives for the Prize is worldwide – and continuous. Nominees are screened to be qualified for assessment by an international jury of leading specialists in the relevant key areas, working in cooperation with scientists at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Sweden’s Stockholm University.

The Awards

Drastic measures are necessary to transform our current failing food chain into a resilient system. This is why the Food Planet Prize supports initiatives with proven impact, ready to scale on a global level, as well as innovative ideas and projects that challenge or even disrupt current thinking and practices. Annually, starting in 2020, the Food Planet Prize rewards a number of hero-initiatives with USD 1 million each.

The Food Planet Prize,

exploring two approaches:


Amplify & Accelerate!

Proven food system transformers ready to scale

Initiatives having already contributed to sustainable food systems change with a significant potential to be applied globally


Rethink & Reshape!

Innovative solutions to reshape food in all its aspects

Progressive ideas that can fundamentally re-imagine food and how we source it, potentially with a global impact

The Jury

The Food Planet Challenges are crucial to our short and long-term food security – even survival – and utterly complex. The stakes could hardly be higher. Transforming the world to sustainable food systems is a task with high risks if we fail and significant benefits if we succeed. We’re searching for solutions that can be applied widely – preferably globally – at a rapid pace. Finding the most impactful solutions among several hundred nominations requires world-leading expertise and experience. The Food Planet Prize Jury is co-chaired by Professor Johan Rockström, joint director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany, and Associate Professor Line Gordon, director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.

Read more about the jury here

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. It rewards ideas with global potential – ideas that have already contributed to a sustainable food system or brand new initiatives that can hold keys to fundamentally change our food system.
  • 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