With the growth of the world’s population, and the negative effects of climate change, the demand for food will become increasingly greater, putting our food security at risk. With nearly 70 percent of the population living in urban areas by the year 2050, the distance between food sources and consumers will lengthen, further jeopardizing our food security. The goal of the Food Security XPRIZE is to enable physical and economical access to sufficient, safe, nutritious and sustainable food.
Multiple prize concepts can be developed to help ensure food security. Depending on the prize designed, the winning team will a) Produce the highest edible calorific output grown on a given piece of arid desert land using less than a TBD amount of water, fertilizer and other inputs, b) Create a “farm in a box” that provides enough caloric yield daily for a family of four using less than TBD water and other inputs, costs less than a TBD amount per year, and has a footprint of less than one square meter, or c) Create a system that produces and delivers 10 crucial, predetermined micronutrients for human health in a sustainable manner at a cost less than TBD.
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