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UAE Minister of State for Food and Water Security encourages participation of youth in the FoodTech challenge

January 20, 2020 - by Zawya

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri called on university students at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to provide innovative solutions in tackling global food security challenges

UAE Minister of State for Food and Water Security encourages participation of youth in the FoodTech challenge

January 20, 2020 - by UAE News 24/7

UAE Minister of State for Food and Water Security Encourages Participation of Youth in the FoodTech Challenge. Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri called on university students at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to provide innovative. - solutions in tackling global food security challenges. - The FoodTech Challenge has so far seen over 1,000 applicants registering from around the world. - Applications to the FoodTech Challenge will remain open until February 13th

January 2020 Newsletter, Part 1

January 15, 2020 - by The FoodTech Challenge Team

The FoodTech Challenge team would like to wish all of you a very happy 2020. We look forward to working with you in the coming year, to help bring your innovative food security solutions to fruition. It was hugely rewarding to see the wide variety of high-quality submissions we received in time for the Early Bird deadline on Dec 17th. Submissions were received from around the globe, including MENA, South Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America. It is clear from these submissions that we can anticipate a highly competitive final competition in April 2020, where we eventually select our final four winners.

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week: local and global partnerships are key to ensuring the UAE's food security

January 2, 2020 - by The National

A country's ability to act sustainably determines its successful development. In the context of food security, sustainability means enabling all citizens and residents to have access to sufficient nutritious food at affordable prices at all times.

Food for thought

January 1, 2020 - by Atlas Magazine

Food security is a global concern with local implications, encompassing myriad challenges like climate change, overpopulation, water management and food waste. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about a sixth of the world’s population (over 800 million people) were exposed to severe food insecurity in 2018, and over two billion to chronic hunger.

Panel Of Expert Judges Announced For The FoodTech Challenge

December 19, 2019 - by Dubai City Guide

UAE Office of State for Food Security and Tamkeen, an Abu Dhabi-based company mandated to deliver projects to meet the UAE's vision of knowledge-based development, are pleased to announce the appointment of thirteen UAE-based and international expert judges selected across research, academia, industry, and policy. The final awards ceremony will take place at NYU Abu Dhabi in April 2020, and will also feature Danielle Nierenberg, Co-Founder and President of FoodTank and David Rosenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of AeroFarms as part of the judging panel.

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Panel of expert judges announced for the FoodTech Challenge

December 15, 2019

UAE Office of State for Food Security and Tamkeen, an Abu Dhabi-based company mandated to deliver projects to meet the UAE’s vision of knowledgebased development, are pleased to announce the appointment of thirteen UAE-based and international expert judges selected across research, academia, industry, and policy. The final awards ceremony will take place at NYU Abu Dhabi in April 2020, and will also feature Danielle Nierenberg, Co-Founder and President of FoodTank and David Rosenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of AeroFarms as part of the judging panel.

FoodTech Challenge introduced to UAE University students

November 27, 2019

As part of the roadshow to raise awareness for the recently unveiled FoodTech Challenge, a student workshop was hosted at the UAE University (UAEU). Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai – the FoodTech Challenge is an initiative of the UAE Office of State for Food Security in partnership with Tamkeen, an Abu Dhabi-based company mandated to deliver projects to meet the UAE’s vision of knowledge-based development.

The UAE Calls for Innovative Ideas in Finding Solutions to Global Food Security Challenges

October 16, 2019

On the occasion of World Food Day, marked at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, UAE Minister for State for Food Security, spoke to the significance of global food security challenges and their impact on future generations. Appealing to university students, early-stage start-ups and tech incubators in advanced urban farming markets from around the world, the Minister revealed plans by the UAE government to foster international collaboration to find innovative solutions across the food value chain through an open call-for-submissions to the “FoodTech Challenge.”

UAE Government Opens Registration for Global FoodTech Challenge today

September 23, 2019

The UAE Government today opened registration for the FoodTech Challenge today – an innovation-based food production contest launched recently by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Organized by the Food Security Office, in partnership with Tamkeen, applications to the competition can be submitted through www.foodtechchallenge.com.