Responsible Food Systems

The demand for food – with an even greater emphasis on the nutritional value – is projected to increase by 50-70% between now and 2050. The world cannot meet these needs by merely sticking with a business-as-usual approach, as current methods use too much land, water, energy and inputs. Additionally, agriculture is already responsible for 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. We are also producing too much of the wrong kind of food, with both malnutrition and obesity as the results. At the same time, many of the 500 million smallholder farmers and their families still live in poverty.

About the Yara Challenge

A transformation is on the brink of unfolding across the food system. New technologies, whether digital or biology-based, will allow us to produce more food with fewer inputs. Sustainable food production is an essential part of the solutions to improve human health, combat climate change, improve livelihoods, and protect the planet’s biodiversity, soils and water resources. Effective action will require science-based solutions and new forms of partnerships and models of collaboration. There can be no food transformation at scale without better crop nutrition. Yara sits at the heart of this food revolution – working to shape the market for science-based, sustainable crop nutrition.

We are now looking for bold impact entrepreneurs with unique solutions to work alongside Yara to disrupt the current, conventional food system and collaboratively solve the challenge: How might we feed the world responsibly?

Apply now to join the Xynteo Exchange. The 50 selected Impact Maker finalists will pitch and showcase their solutions, at the Marketplace during the Xynteo Exchange/Norway 2019. The Exchange is made of a curated tribe of 500+ business leaders, policy-makers and innovators where finalists can find mentorship, meet with potential partners, pursue funding from the Nordic investing community and compete to win a €50,000 cash prize – The Impact Maker Award 2019.  

The Challenge Areas