Description
Collaboration space for
SMEs
start-ups
students
researchers
policy-makers
businesses
NGOs

Let's build innovative food system solutions together

About the portal

 

Co-create food systems change to ensure human & planetary health in more equitable ways
 

Through the Innovative Food System Solutions (IFSS) portal you can find resources & tools that move innovative solutions towards uptake for major impact.

Recently added solutions

Small-scale processing toolkits for nutritious foods

Processing and packaging

Tools and toolkits that let individuals process nutritious foods and thereby increase food security and reduce food losses.

Non-organismal soil supplements and additives

Agricultural inputs and primary production practices

Soil additives optimize water use, improve plant growth and enhance crop yields

Food policy councils

Regulatory aspects

Using a local/regional/state level governance structure to engage with diverse stakeholders and approach food systems issues and policy through a broad systems-lens.

Urban youth engagement platform

Consumers

Engaging the next generation to improve nutrition and drive food system sustainability

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From the portal community

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This initiative is democratizing access to information about game changing innovative solutions at a critical time. The IFSS portal serves as a rich source of inspiration as well as a catalyst to connect people across the food system to engage with each other to move toward action to solve pressing problems together.

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- Fabrice DeClerck, Science Director, EAT Foundation, Senior Scientist, the Alliance of Bioversity International-CIAT
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[The IFSS portal] is an incredible opportunity to get additional resources and support to empower us as youth to move forward and spearhead taking actions around these food systems solutions with skills and knowledge to guide us. This has been a great collaboration and responds to what we’ve been asking for -- resources and support to allow us to move forward as a youth-led movement, working in collaboration and partnerships to make real change.

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- Dara Karakolis, Global Youth Coordinator for Act4Food Act4Change & The Food Foundation
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Across LMICs, access to finance is a consistent challenge faced by SMEs and especially for youth entrepreneurs as they enter into this space. The IFSS portal provides a unique platform where investors and support providers can learn about promising solutions being launched around the world and help to build scale-up for real impact in food system solutions.

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- Uduak Igbeka, Scaling Up Nutrition: Business Network (SUN Business Network)
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a massive (negative) shock to food systems, but we need a positive shock at least ten times larger to get the Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero Hunger - on track and safeguard our planet. The IFSS portal has been created to help us get these transformative processes started BEFORE it is too late.

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- Saul Morris, Director of Programme Services at GAIN
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There is no silver bullet that will help us address global food challenges. We know that systemic challenges to the agri-food supply chains are complex. With a long-term view, tools that empower bottom-up approaches invite a rich exchange of ideas from stakeholders, researchers, and practitioners.

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- Chris Barrett, the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management (Dyson) and Cornell Atkinson Fellow
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Youth have a tenacity for life that pushes them to rally around the possibility of a better, more just tomorrow. Young people understand that to make tomorrow fair, we must stand up and fight today through strong advocacy and activism. We consider and strategise ways to fix what is broken.

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- Maggie Hamilton, Cornell University student
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We, as youth, don’t any longer have to watch from the sidelines wondering, “when and how can we get involved?” We can get involved in these solutions right now using really empowering sets of tools - like those here on the IFSS portal - and take actions in our own communities . There are no wrong answers, it’s just time to jump in, take action and join together.

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- Oliver Camp, ​​Senior Associate (Innovations), GAIN

Upcoming opportunities

EatSafe Food Safety Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge or Contest

Good Food Innovation Hub

Innovation Challenge or Contest

FoodTech Challenge 2.0

Innovation Challenge or Contest