Innovations for Food System Transformation

This section features innovations from the private sector, research institutes, non-governmental organizations and individuals that can contribute towards achieving more healthy diets and more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable food systems.

If you would like to submit an innovation, please contact info@sc-fss2021.org. To be eligible, innovations need to be science-based, scalable and have a high impact. Information about the innovation can be provided in the form of a video, document or weblink. We strongly encourage the use of video (max. 5 minutes).


Aleph Farms

Cultured meat produced from animal cells through a process mimicking the natural processes. The product is not genetically modified and has the nutritional value of meat. Animal tissues are grown in an environment that mimics the environment inside animals that helps cells grow.

Executive Veterinary and Health Solutions

Animal Agriculture innovations in animal health and connecting to a One Health strategy, including in Aquaculture: development of new feed resources and new ingredients (e-g, algae oil and gene modified canola with high omega-3) to replace fish meal and/or fish oil and increase the selection of feed ingredients for aquaculture. Vaccines for Cattle, Swine and Poultry: Better disease management through vaccines reduces antibiotics need. For Cattle, a combination vaccine with both the primary viral and bacterial antigens included was developed and licensed in North America. An enhanced mucosal delivery response is the innovation delivered with this new technology. For Pigs, a vaccine for PEDv (a corona virus infecting pigs globally), is in development. And there is ongoing work in coccidiosis vaccine development for poultry.

Farmex

Our solution restructures agri advisory into time-bound, easily digestible steps/recommendations delivered at the appropriate time of the cropping season. This pathway results in individually tailored, immediately actionable advice to farmers based on a combination of their progress in the growth cycle and real-time weather data. It automates the delivery of general business acumen to farmers and create several delivery routes that cater to both literate and illiterate, smartphone-enabled and smartphone-less farmers.

Grape Mundo

A mobile application and digital platform for grape farmers in India allowing them to market their grapes. Its capacity building platform encourages farmers to improve production, minimize pre-harvest food loss and reach to the market access and with the combination of heritage knowledge with hand-to-hand of current practices.

hello tractor

Hello Tractor’s installs low-cost hardware monitoring device on any tractor, connecting it to the Hello Tractor cloud for remote data tracking and analytics. Added are weather forecasting and AI driven advisory services to ensure farms receive services that are timely and yield optimizing. By expanding tractors’ serviceable geography, Hello Tractor enables owners to grow their business, providing employment opportunities for service providers and rural booking agents. By creating equitable access to tractor services, Hello Tractor enables smallholder farmers to earn more and grow more, improving livelihoods and food security for their families and communities.

iCow

iCow is a comprehensive agricultural platform, developed for small scale farmers, accessible by mobile phone and web. Features include the cow gestation calendar, iCow Soko livestock market, access to agricultural extension service experts and much more. 

Okuafo Foundation

Trained on over 100,000 images, the App Okuafo AI will accurately tell you if your crop is infested with pests or not. If it is, you will access proven sustainable methods of controlling the pests through an animated video.

Pairwise

A start-up aimed at encouraging diets that include more fruits and vegetables. To this end, the company has introduced gene-edited varieties of nutrient dense fruits and vegetables including a less pungent mustard green that retains the greens’ nutrition and seedless black-berries. The company uses CRSPR technology in its gene editing platforms.

Provision Analytics

Digital platform for food safety, quality management and traceability. The venture has collected, and digitized data captured by companies on food safety. The data collected by the digital platform will be useful for the analysis of food loss.

Provivi

Provivi’s research is transforming innovations in biotechnology and chemistry into effective, affordable solutions to key significant insect problems. The adaptation of Provivi’s Pherogen™ pheromones as the foundation for pest control is empowering farmers to strive towards increased sustainability for their benefit as well as for the benefit of the environment and consumers.

Solar Milk Cooling with Insulated Milk Cans

Under warm climatic conditions, milk can exceed the maximum bacterial count prescribed by food safety laws after about two to five hours. Small-scale solar powered milk cooling technologies can support the milk value chain at farm, cooperative and collecting center level. The milk cooling solution developed by the University of Hohenheim is based on a commercially available DC refrigerator, equipped with an adaptive control unit for its conversion to a smart ice-maker. It operates depending on the availability of solar energy.

TimeTracker

TimeTracker is a simple, picture-base smartphone app which allows respondents in household surveys to record daily activities themselves. Recording data in real-time reduces recall bias. Using illustrations to handle data entry reduces the text-barriers for low-literate users.

Trimble Inc

Precision agriculture services to farmers in Europe and North America.

The Egg Nutrition Center and the Lulun Project

Eggs are nutrient-dense, provide high-quality protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that contribute to child nutrition and brain development. Consumption of just one egg a day can improve childhood health outcomes. Under The Lulun Project, studies reported significant reduction in rates of child stunting (short height for age) after children ages 6 to 9 months received one egg per day for six months. Consumption of eggs by lactating mothers is also been observed to enhance the breast‐milk composition of choline and water‐soluble vitamins, thus contributing to child nutrition and potentially the optimal development of breastfed children.