The UN Food Systems Game Changers Lab Challenge is connecting the most promising food systems initiatives to peers, experts, relevant networks and funders to enhance their chances of success. The open invitation to this global challenge drew 505 submissions from 85 countries.
After an assessment against the selection criteria by a group of nearly 100 experts and program collaborators, a number of these solutions were invited to join a cohort of similar solutions and advance into the next phase. Solidaridad was involved in two applications—one from Brazil, and the other from Europe. Both applications were selected for the next phase, the ‘Solutions Accelerator Program.’
Transforming urban food
Solidaridad and Santa Food are collaborating to democratize access to healthy food made from local, climate-smart ingredients, creating a positive impact for people and the planet. Together, we deliver healthy, fresh, ready, and sustainable meals, while generating incomes for often vulnerable women working from home and creating market access for peri-urban organic farmers.
Sustainable natural ingredients platform
The proposal ‘Connecting the Dots: Smart Partnerships for systemic transformation of food Ingredient supply chains and marketing’, was submitted by natural ingredients B2B platform 1-2-Taste from the Netherlands, with partners Solidaridad and ProFound, Advisers in Development.
In each solution, the specific expertise of each partner, and the passion for open collaboration, creates the space for innovation and transformation in food systems. We look forward engaging with participants from around the globe, and presenting our solutions at the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit!