2013 Challenge

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.

Official Challenge Document
WINNER

ASPIRE FOOD GROUP

McGill University

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.

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Regional Finalists
Boston

ASPIRE FOOD GROUP
McGill University

Aspire will empower urban slum communities by offering access to a sustainable source of protein and nutrients.

San Francisco

PULSE
Hult International Business School

Pulse is an SMS-based microsavings platform that tackles a root cause of urban food insecurity.

London

REEL GARDENING
University of Cape Town

Reel Gardening offers a simple and affordable way for people to grow their own food.

Dubai

ORIGIN
ESADE Business School

Origin is a new model of small retailing dedicated to nutrition and social inclusion.

Shanghai

POSHNAM
Asian Institute of Management

Poshnam targets food leakages in the food supply chain and redirects these leakages to urban slum dwellers.

Online

SOKO TEXT
London School of Economics

SokoText is a B2B solution to urban food insecurity that creates a virtual buyer co-operative through text messages.

Past challenges