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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.