Deadline: September 30, 2022
The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize is the largest monetary award in the global food arena. It rewards innovative solutions that can help us shift to sustainable food systems within a ten-year timeframe. The Prize is the Curt Bergfors Foundation’s primary tool to encourage agents of change and promote game-changing initiatives.
To save the Food Planet, we must accelerate change! The 2021 IPCC climate report confirms that there is no more time to waste. It’s Code Red! We, therefore, search for solutions that can be applied at a rapid pace and across food systems – preferably globally.
Luckily, visionaries all over the world are working passionately to rethink, re-engineer and reshape our food systems. Their brilliant ideas, bold initiatives, and smart solutions must be recognized and given the opportunity to make an impact.
We are committed to rewarding them annually. In 2020, five change-making initiatives shared four US 1$ million prizes. For 2021 and onwards, the Curt Bergfors Foundation decided to double the award sum and give US $2 million to 2 winners. This means that the world’s biggest environmental award is all about food.
Accelerate the transition to sustainable food systems
Two US 2$ million prizes annually
Nominees can be individuals, groups, organizations or businesses fully committed to sustainable food or distinctly identified projects implemented by existing companies and institutions. We welcome a broad range of initiatives.
They can be science-based or derived from practice, industrial or crafts-based, entrepreneurial or institutional, behavioural, or high-tech. Still, they must have the potential for broad scaling and application.