Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), under the Food Policy for Canada, is launching the Food Waste Reduction Challenge. Through this Challenge, they want to support many great innovators out there who have high-impact solutions to tackle food waste throughout our food systems while establishing and growing their solution in Canada.
Food Waste refers to all food that is grown, harvested, processed, manufactured or prepared for human consumption, but never eaten by people. It occurs at all stages of the food supply chain, from farm to plate.
In Canada and around the world, food waste continues to increase, resulting in an overuse of their natural resources such as water, soil and land, while contributing excess greenhouse gas emissions to our atmosphere. Meanwhile, a growing number of Canadians are facing food insecurity.
They are accepting applications for Challenge Streams A and B:
Challenge Stream A: Business models that prevent food waste;
Challenge Stream B: Business models that divert food waste, food by-products and/or surplus food.
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Are you an innovator with a great solution that prevents and/or diverts food waste?
Or are you trying to advance a technology that can extend the shelf-life of food or transform food waste?
If so, the Food Waste Reduction Challenge is for you!
1) Businesses and social enterprises of any size;
2) Not-for-profit and charitable organizations;
3) Indigenous organizations and groups;
4) Post-secondary/academic institutions;
5) Individuals or group of individuals;
6) International applicants with a Canadian partner or an ability to register to do business in Canada are encouraged to apply.
Applicants will move through three stages to compete for the grand prize.
Stage 1 – Concept Application until January 18, 2021.
For more information, please visit https://impact.canada.ca/en/challenges/food-waste-reduction-challenge