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Category 3

Best Practices Award in Sustaining Urban Food Systems

Food security is defined as the state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food.

This category caters for systemic change and much improved access to food by all people while maintaining a strong connection between food production, storage and supply to local, regional and global beneficiaries showing an impact on human settlements.

Topics Covered

  1. Food security
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Preventing Malnutrition
  4. Agricultural productivity and income
  5. Sustainable food production
  6. Crops and food diversity
  7. Rural investment
  8. Trade and food commodity markets

Potential applicants are expected to address, among others:

Climate, energy & biodiversity

  • Promote sustainable and productive agricultural techniques
  • Promote renewable energy in agriculture
  • Decarbonize energy and material flows connected to food production
  • Enhance biodiversity and genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and animals

Local community & markets

  • Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers
  • Promote entrepreneurships, that aim to increase the incomes of small-scale food producers
  • Providing new potential sources of revenue for smallholders
  • Facilitate timely access to market information

Food technology

  • Development of high-yield, genetically pure, pest- and disease-free crops
  • Solutions that are less dependent on arable land or destructive weather patterns
  • Encourage flow and adaptation of new technologies
  • Investment in rural infrastructure, research and new technologies

Recognizing excellence

Call for applications is officially open for the 13th cycle.