2018 Food Solutions Challenge | Net Impact

2018 Food Solutions Challenge

The 2018 Food Solutions Challenge program is supported by Monsanto and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Thank you for your interest in the Food Solutions Challenge. Unfortunately, this program is now closed but read below for a program description and watch the top 3 finalists' videos!

Raise awareness and generate solutions on a topic that has a major impact on the food supply and on climate: food loss. Food loss, meaning food wasted before it reaches a consumer, accounts for 64% of all edible food that is lost. When food is wasted at the farm, in harvesting, in production, and in transportation, we lose both edible food and also the climate-changing environmental resources that went into producing it. Net Impact provided all of the resources for participants to create solutions with world-changing impact. Submissions were judged and the top teams traveled to the 2018 Net Impact Accelerator to sharpen their design thinking skills and refine their solutions. The top team won $5,000! Watch the winning team's solution below as well as the second and third place winnners.


Iowa State University

Second place

Ashoka University

Third place

Bard College


Email foodsolutions@netimpact.org for more information about how to get involved in this exciting opportunity next year.

Challenge Rules