IITA among $100,000 Growth Grant finalist for Seeding The Future Global Food System Challenge
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has announced that IITA is among the Growth Grand finalists to be awarded $100,000 for its project on integrating Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) as bio-inoculants to boost banana production in the East African Highlands. This was announced in a press release issued on the IFT website.
The award is part of the Seeding The Future Global Food System Challenge–an initiative that seeks to inspire and support passionate, creative, diverse, and multidisciplinary teams to create game-changing innovations that will help transform the food system.
“The submitted ideas for all award categories are very innovative with high impact potential to create a more safe, nutritious, sustainable, and equitable food system, resulting in food that is trusted, affordable and accessible by consumers,” says Bernhard van Lengerich, founder of Seeding The Future Foundation in the press release.