Looking for potential game-changers

The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize is the largest monetary award in the global food arena. It rewards innovative solutions that can help us shift to sustainable food systems within a ten-year timeframe. The Prize  is the Curt Bergfors Foundation’s primary tool to encourage agents of change and promote game-changing initiatives.

To  save the Food Planet, we must accelerate change! The 2021 IPCC climate report confirms that there is no more time to waste. It's Code Red! We, therefore, search for solutions that can be applied at a rapid pace and across food systems – preferably globally.

Luckily, visionaries all over the world are working passionately to rethink, re-engineer and reshape our food systems. Their brilliant ideas, bold initiatives, and smart solutions must be recognized and given the opportunity to make an impact.

We are committed to awarding them monetary awards annually. In 2020, four change-making initiatives received US 1$ million prizes. For 2021 and onwards, the Curt Bergfors Foundation has decided to double the award sum and give US $2 million to 2 winners. This means that the world's biggest environmental award is all about food.


Accelerating the transition to sustainable food systems


Awarding two US 2$ million prizes annually

  • Feb

    End of nominations

  • Jun

    End of vetting period

  • Jul

    Jury evaluation

  • Oct

    Presentation of Finalists

  • Nov

    Announcement of Prizewinners


Nominees can be individuals, groups, organizations or businesses fully committed to sustainable food or distinctly identified projects implemented by existing companies and institutions. We welcome a broad range of initiatives. They can be science-based or derived from practice, industrial or crafts-based, entrepreneurial or institutional, behavioral, or high-tech. Still, they must have the potential for broad scaling and application.
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We are casting our net far and wide: anyone can submit a nomination, one’s own initiative or project, or somebody else’s. We set no limits to the number of submission per individual. One, two or more, we encourage you to submit multiple nominations.
We evaluate the nominated initiatives against six criteria: thematic relevance, level of innovation, feasibility, immediacy of impact, scalability, and potential for systemic change.
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