Feeding The Next Billion

Sponsored by The Tony Robbins Foundation & FFAR

The Feeding the Next Billion prize, sponsored by the Tony Robbins Foundation & the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), is focused on finding ways to ensure that most people on our planet get access to healthy, nutritious food without making the planet uninhabitable.

The two finalist teams outlined below will engage in a head-to-head competition at the Visioneering Summit to determine which idea will move forward to be launched as an XPRIZE.

Finalist Teams

No Soil Challenge

This 3-year prize awards $10 million to the first team to make a healthy diet for 100 people for 10 days in 1 closed soil-less system. Solutions that are automatically driven by AI are incentivized. In the system, 90% of the energy must be renewable, and 90% of phosphorus, water and nitrogen must be recycled. The system must fit into a 40-foot shipping container.

See No Weevil

This 3-year, $25 million challenge is to develop an innovative crowdsourced pest and disease network in Africa capable of covering an entire country to surveil, identify, monitor, provide predictive forecasts, and provide control measure information of all known major species of pests and diseases infecting the five major crops and two major livestock species of that country. The ultimate goal is to deploy the system for pests and diseases of all major crops and livestock within a country.