Global Food Crisis
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
The Global Food Crisis
The Global Food Crisis is the official challenge of the 2013 Hult Prize. It was personally selected by Former US President Bill Clinton. At the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, President Clinton called to action university students around the world to develop social enterprises to eradicate one of modern day’s most critical yet solvable issues. He encouraged students to explore innovative solutions to the problem through a variety of lenses: distribution, manufacturing, production, technology.
The Global Food Crisis is very real. Nearly one billion people are hungry. That’s one out of every four children. There are more hungry people on the planet than the combined populations of the USA, Canada and Europe. Ironically, our global economy produces enough food each year to feed everyone. Yet more than one-third of the food generated for human consumption continues to be lost or wasted.
ASPIRE FOOD GROUP
The project proposed by Aspire Food Group revolutionizes the production, treatment and promotion of insects for Consumption. The team from McGill University aims to empower slum communities by facilitating access to an efficient and sustainable source of protein and nutrients.
ASPIRE FOOD GROUP
Aspire will empower urban slum communities by offering access to a sustainable source of protein and nutrients.
Hult International Business School
Pulse is an SMS-based microsavings platform that tackles a root cause of urban food insecurity.
University of Cape Town
Reel Gardening offers a simple and affordable way for people to grow their own food.
ESADE Business School
Origin is a new model of small retailing dedicated to nutrition and social inclusion.
Asian Institute of Management
Poshnam targets food leakages in the food supply chain and redirects these leakages to urban slum dwellers.
London School of Economics
SokoText is a B2B solution to urban food insecurity that creates a virtual buyer co-operative through text messages.