Applications for the United Nations Food Systems Summit competition are open to high-impact food tech startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) transforming food systems all over the world to apply for its innovative competition.
About the competition
The UN Food Systems Summit competition tagged ‘Best Small Business: Good Food for All’ aims to identify bold, new solutions for improving food systems.
It focuses on small businesses and employees that are leading the charge for more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient food systems, as well as how they can be supported to scale up their trades sustainably.
In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), small businesses around the world that help provide healthy food that is good for the environment, good for their communities and create jobs for people locally will be selected to participate in the UN Food Systems Summit and share innovative ideas on how their countries can maximize their positive impact.
Benefits of participation
- The Summit will spotlight finalists as the “Best 50 Small Businesses: Good Food for All”.
- US$2,000 cash prize and a chance to actively participate in events around the Pre-Summit in July 2021.
Any business can apply if it
- Is based in any African country;
- Has between five and 250 employees;
- Plays a role in any aspect of food value and supply chain. Each submission will help inform global leaders of the priorities and resources these businesses need to thrive;
- Contributes to healthier, more sustainable, and equitable food for the communities it serves.
Note that in addition to the abovementioned requirements, applicants will be evaluated based on the strength of their vision for the future and how well they communicate the current and future impact of their business.
The competition is currently ongoing; click here to apply. Entries close on Friday, June 4, 2021.
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