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Food Waste Reduction Challenge – Canada

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 2, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on January 17, 2021
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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!

Eligibility Criteria:
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.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Dec 04, 2020
Dec 04, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers that may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Dec 07, 2020
Dec 07, 2020

Thanks, Ana.