Around the world, millions of farmers work tirelessly to feed their families and communities. But in spite of their efforts, over 42% of the food these farmers produce is never consumed. Instead, it is lost during harvest, or on the journey from farm to market. The consequences are immense- closing this gap has the potential to feed one billion people and improve livelihoods for farmers.
The fifth Amplify Agricultural Innovation Challenge is calling on designers, entrepreneurs, social innovators and NGOs to develop solutions that reduce waste and improve the livelihoods of small scale farmers. This year’s areas of focus are: improving access to markets, ensuring farmers have access to relevant information, using technology in new ways, and financial services.
From now until 2nd May you can submit idea to reduce agricultural waste for the chance to win a grant of between $50,000 and $150,000 as well as ongoing design support from IDEO.org. Click here to learn more.