IUFoST Rose Spiess Award for a Sustainable Food Supply
The IUFoST Rose Spiess Award for A Sustainable Food Supply Student Video Competition is being conducted in conjunction with the 20th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology (World Food Congress), taking place in Auckland, New Zealand, from August 16th – 20th, 2020. More information on the World Food Congress can be found at the IUFoST 2020 web site.
The Rose-Spiess-Foundation was set up to contribute in small, effective and efficient steps to the improvement of the living conditions of people in developing countries. The aim is to implement small scale measures, to improve especially Food Safety and Food Security in a sustainable way in developing countries. The Foundation addresses with this initiative concerns which Rose Spiess (1936-2017) developed over the years when she was visiting South America, Africa and South East Asia.
Food science and technology play an important role of ensuring the health and wellbeing of people around the world and is essential to resolving food safety and sustainability challenges now and in the future. In the past during times of need many solutions to stabilize food supply have been developed, solutions which are to some extent forgotten by now, on the other hand, modern technologies offer new ways to utilize agricultural production in a highly profitable way. How that happens is unique to each country – even to the community level within each country.
The goal of the IUFoST Student Video Competition is for student teams to use video to spotlight the positive impact of food science and technology in action where they live including, but not limited to, issues such as:
- sustainability and alleviating hunger
- assisting with improved health and wellbeing (improving nutrition)
- reducing food losses and food waste
- providing education and training
- ensuring food safety all along the production chain
- adapting conventional techniques to modern technologies
- the impact of emerging technologies
- any other application which benefits your community, country or region
Examples are Solar Dryers, Breeding/Utilizing Insects, Utilization of IT along the Food Chain.
The video should be accompanied by a short one-page description of the problem, an explanation of the proposed solution, the benefits for the community and possibly its large-scale realization.
The video should especially focus on the practical realization of the underlying concept and highlight its novelty and benefits for the community. Furthermore, ideas of an extension of the presented should be indicated.
Application submission deadline dates will be confirmed as soon as possible. Sufficient notice will be given. For more information and to submit the video before the competition closes, please visit: iufost.org/2020-iufost-student-video-competition-rose-spiess-award/