AAFC launches $20M Food Waste Reduction Challenge

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: November 27, 2020

Categories: Funding Opportunities / GoodFoodBites

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), under the Food Policy for Canada, is launching a $20M Food Waste Reduction Challenge to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative solutions that can tackle food waste at any point from farm-to-plate.

The Challenge has four innovation streams. The first two Streams (A and B) are now accepting application.

Challenge Stream A: Business models that prevent food waste
Challenge Stream B: Business models that divert food waste, food by-products and/or surplus food

Applicants to these two steams will compete for a chance to win:

  • Up to 30 prizes of $100,000
  • Up to 12 prizes of $400,000
  • Up to 2 grand prizes of $1,500,000

To receive funding, solutions will need to be innovative, high-impact and transformative and have the potential to make a dramatic and measurable reduction to food waste.

Applications are due by January 18, 2021. Learn more here.