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Below you can read further about innovation challenges supported by the IFSS portal and partners across a range of critical food system areas.

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EatSafe Innovation Challenge

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EatSafe, in collaboration with the IFSS portal, is calling all innovators in Ethiopia and Nigeria, passionate about food safety, to share their ideas on how food safety innovations can be adapted in traditional markets and further up the food chain.

This program, funded by USAID, is launching a national Innovation Challenge in April 2022. EatSafe is calling all students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators, passionate about food safety and/or nutrition, to share their ideas on how existing food safety innovations can be adapted and applied in traditional markets and further up the food chain. Take part in the EatSafe Innovation Challenge and make a lasting difference to the health of your fellow citizens! You will stand a chance to participate in the global EatSafe Innovation Challenge grand final taking place in Denmark in October, and where USD 10,000 are up for grabs!

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AgriTech4Morocco Innovation Challenge

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The AgriTech4Morocco Innovation Challenge, hosted by CGIAR’s Accelerate for Impact Platform and IMPACT Lab, is seeking motivated innovators driven by a passion for positively disrupting Morocco’s agriculture and food sectors through the next generation of agritech. It scouts, selects, and accelerates groundbreaking solutions that can help Morocco deliver on the efficiency, equity and environmental sustainability objectives of the Generation Green 2020-2030 Strategy.

The AgriTech4Morocco Innovation Challenge is an initiative organized by CGIAR’s Accelerate for Impact Platform and IMPACT Lab with the support of the World Bank and Trust Fund Digital Development Partnership, and in partnership with the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests (MAPMDREF), and le Pole d’Agriculture Digital (PAD).

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Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge (A4IP)

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The Accelerate for Impact Platform (A4IP) and the IFSS Portal teams collaborated to offer an orientation session and Backcasting process to all applicants of the Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge 2021.

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Food Systems Thinking: Buguruni Informal Fresh Food Market Rehabilitation (Tanzania) using the IFSS Portal’s Backcasting Approach

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The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) held a 20th anniversary celebration in the Netherlands, on 20th October 2022. The Innovations for Health and Planet team and the Food Systems Governance team came together to facilitate a ‘reshaping food systems and nutrition’ workshop. This workshop referenced GAIN’s real world experience of the rehabilitation of the Buguruni informal fresh food market in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and introduced participants to the IFSS Portal’s backcasting method. Backcasting involves defining a future vision of impact, and then working “backwards” to identify necessary steps to achieve this vision.