Food+City is a catalyst for supply chain innovation
to improve how we feed cities
We provoke fresh perspectives on the realities of how we feed cities, and inspire action. We do this through storytelling, both online and with an annual print magazine, events, and an annual Food+City Challenge Prize. Our 2017 Food+City Challenge Prize drew more than 200 teams from 18 countries looking to improve global food systems. Eighteen finalist teams who had been paired with mentors for three months convened in Texas to compete for $50k to improve the urban food system.
Together, we will raise awareness of the opportunities for improvement in our food systems and uncover insights that will shape how we make our world more sustainable. We’ll explore how food moves around the world, the surprising complexity of distribution, how politics, economics, and trade create (and thwart) food crises, and much, much more.
We’re going to uncover what’s missing in our current food systems and raise up the people addressing those needs. We’ll do so by challenging and testing all assumptions, beliefs, and technologies, and including you squarely in the process.
Why now? Our world is more engaged with and interested in food topics than ever before. It’s an exciting and encouraging time — we know there are major changes needed in food and realize the improvements we make today impact the public health and ultimate survival of the global population forever.
Despite growing interest in food topics, there is a lack of awareness and understanding around the systems and processes that feed our cities, and the ways those impact sustainability. We must bring that awareness and understanding, and harness the zeal of our communities to inspire, discover, and share the ideas that will improve our global food system.