Hunger affects more than 850 million people, mostly in developing countries where the majority of population growth will occur over the next 50 years. For a new green revolution to occur, developing country farmers need access to affordable fertilizer. These farmers pay up to four times the world average for fertilizer due to geographic and infrastructure constraints. This prize will incentivize solutions that address this challenge and reduce world hunger.
The winning fertilizer solution will be scalable, environmentally benign and affordable. It will be composed of inputs readily available in developing countries, suitable for tropical soils, and affordable to the average farmer. The solution will be easily applied, simple to use, storable for at least two years without loss of nutrients, and improve soil health with increased nutrient content, water holding capacity, pH balance, and oxygen flow to the roots.
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