Empowering the Future: IFT Awards HarvestPlus Zambia with 250k Seeding the Future Grand Prize
In a groundbreaking stride towards fostering innovation and sustainability in global food systems, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced the winners of the Seeding The Future Grand Prize and Growth Grant for the Seeding The Future Global Food System Challenge. With an annual allocation of USD 1 million, this initiative seeks to recognize and support transformative innovations that promise to reshape food systems for greater equity, safety, nutrition, and trust, all while embracing sustainable practices.
This year’s winners showcase a diverse range of cutting-edge solutions from various corners of the globe. Notable among the winners is IFPRI-HarvestPlus’ nutrient-dense porridges designed for schools in Zambia. These porridges utilize biofortified traditional food crops that are farmed and produced by women as additional contributions to the household income. IFPRI and HarvestPlus aim to uplift and equip vulnerable youth to grow into healthy, productive adults. HarvestPlus Zambia has been awarded USD 250,000 this year by IFT. Watch this video to know more about the school feeding intervention in Zambia.