ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Are you passionate about agriculture technology?
Do you have ideas that will enhance the food security of the UAE?
Apply now to enter the FoodTech Challenge.

The FoodTech Challenge

The FoodTech Challenge is a global competition that seeks innovative solutions to address food security.
The competition supports the UAE’s commitment to providing its population with sufficient, safe and nutritious food. The competition invites applicants from all backgrounds to join. University students and early-stage start-ups with prior experience in urban farming are especially encouraged to apply.

What does food security mean?

Food Security, as defined by the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, is “the condition in which all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food, that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”.

What does Food Security mean?

Food Security, as defined by the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, is “the condition in which all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food, that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA

To be part of the FoodTech Challenge, you will need to submit a detailed business case proposal, as well as a one-minute pitch video.

Click the button below to register on our Entries website and to read more about the competition rules.

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

The FoodTech Challenge at the Committee on World Food Security in Rome

October 14 - by FoodTech

The FoodTech Challenge is inviting you to join us for an event that will take place at the sidelines of the Committee on World Food Security from 14 – 18 October in Rome, Italy. The event will also coincide with World Food Day on 16 October, which aims to raise awareness on the pressing challenge of tackling global hunger and food security. Her Excellency Mariam Al Mehairi, the Minister of State for Food Security of the UAE will be hosting an information session about the competition followed by a Q&A session, where interested candidates will have the opportunity learn about the competition and have their questions answered. The event will then be followed by panel discussion with leading experts in the field of food and agricultural technology, and a networking session The Committee on World Food Security, hosted by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is a United Nations’ Forum and is considered to be the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform on addressing food security and nutrition for all. The platform seeks to bring together various stakeholders from around the world to review, discuss, and follow up on policies surrounding food security, including production, physical, and economic access to food

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THE JUDGES

Nick Law
Food Technology and Innovation
Mohammed Al Gandi
Environmental Footprint
Khawla Al Kaabi
Value Chain Efficiency
Kate Dawkins
Nutrition and Health
Issa Al Mogadam
Agricultural Inclusivity
KARAN ASIMOV
Demographic and Demand Shifts