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PAST WINNERS IN THE CATEGORY BEHAVIORAL CHANGE

2017 - Food - Category Winner

Evaptainers

"Evaptainers are electricity-free mobile refrigeration units which run at low-cost. Utilizing the phenomenon of evaporative cooling, rather than more energy-intensive vapor compression refrigeration, they are ideal for use in off-grid rural areas with low relative humidity. Evaporative cooling has been employed successfully for centuries in products like the Zeer Pot. Proven to be effective for agricultural use, these products have been known to triple or quadruple the shelf-life of most produce. The company has taken these inventions and upgraded them for modern and commercial use. Using state-of-the art materials and improved design, they have created more effective, more durable, easier to use, mass-producible units. The units reach the same thermal efficiency as the Zeer Pot and have extended storage times of fresh food from days to weeks in pilot program tests. The Evaptainer has a wide range of applicability and potential markets given the current post-harvest food spoilage levels in developing markets."
2011 - Food - Category Winner

The China Study

The China study is the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted. This exhaustive presentation of the findings from the China Study conclusively demonstrates the link between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
2012 - Food - Category Winner

BackPack Farm Agriculture Program

This Kenya-based social enterprise sells canvas backpacks that contain tools and products like seeds and drip irrigation equipment to small commercial farmers in East Africa who work on 2-5 acres. The goal: boosting farm productivity and sustainability and improving nutrition for communities. The program also provides hands-on training, and recently developed a training application for mobile phones.
2013 - Food - Category Winner

Practical Action

Founded by the late German environmentalist E.F.Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful, Practical Action is a U.K. based NGO that uses technology to fight poverty in developing countries. The award is for its simple yet highly effective “Zeer pot fridge,” made of two clay pots, one set inside the other with a layer of wet sand between the two, which can extend the useful life of fresh and cooked foods by several days.
2014 - Food - Category Winner

Netafim

Netafim is integrating drip technology with a low-tech gravity-based system that enables smallholder farmers in developing countries to costeffectively increase yields and quality, while maximizing water efficiency. Netafim has developed an irrigation system that drips precise quantities of water and nutrients right at the root zone of crops. An elevated tank distributes the water using gravity, which results in a minimized need for electricity and no need for further investments in infrastructure. Thus, the system is helping reduce water usage significantly, improve crop quality, and increase crop yields.
2015 - Food - Category Winner

Salt Farm Texel

Salt Farm Texel is a developer of salt-tolerant crops.

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Food is our common ground, a universal experience.

James Beard, Chef

A global human population of 7 billion demands large strides in food production and security. This category involves those efforts made to improve output and efficiency of farmland and fisheries and reduce their effect on environmental systems. As well, this category covers innovations involving efficient water use and sustainable and safe alternative food supplies.


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Jonathan WadsworthLead Agriculture Specialist, World Bank Group

A livestock scientist by training, Dr. Wadsworth has spent most of his career in the field, working to develop and disseminate life-saving agricultural technologies to the farmers who need them most. He spent decades designing and implementing projects across the global south, until DFID asked him...
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Robert GirlingProfessor, School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University

He received his Ph. D. from Stanford University and has taught internationally, including at the Federal University of Bahia, the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, the University of the West Indies and American University in Washington D.C. He has consulted with the World Bank, USAID,...
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Arlin WassermanPrinciple, Changing Tastes

He is also a fellow at the Aspen Institute and a past recipient of a Food and Society Policy Fellowship, awarded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Arlin holds masters degrees in Natural Resource Sciences and Public Health and has served as an advisor on agriculture, trade and development issues to...
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Astorre ModenaAssociate Professor, Director, Sustainability Programs

Before founding Terra, Astorre was a principal at Israel Seed Partners, a leading seed – stage venture capital in Israel with more than $260 million under management. Until recently, Astorre was an active key investor in the establishment of Cellint, a new cellular startup that is growing...
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Darren SwansonFounder and CEO, Novel Futures Corporation

For over two decades, he has been helping governments, United Nations agencies, international think tanks, foundations, communities and businesses imagine and navigate the future....
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Markus LaubscherProgram Manager Circular Economy, Philips

He oversees pilot projects on circular economy implementation, tracks progress, drives capacity building and is the operational contact for partnerships on the topic. His main area of expertise is sustainable business and innovation strategy, built up over 10 years in corporate research, venturing...
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