Food Waste Reduction Challenge: Novel Technologies – Application

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External Deadline: Tuesday 31st, August 2021


Food Waste refers to all food that is grown, harvested, processed, manufactured or prepared for human consumption, but never eaten by people. It occurs at all stages of the food supply chain, from farm to plate.

In Canada and around the world, food waste continues to increase, resulting in an overuse of our natural resources such as water, soil and land, while contributing excess greenhouse gas emissions to our atmosphere. Meanwhile, a growing number of Canadians are facing food insecurity.

In response, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), under the Food Policy for Canada, is launching the $20M Food Waste Reduction Challenge.

By encouraging more solutions to food waste in Canada, we can increase food availability, save consumers and businesses money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and strengthen our food systems.

  • Food waste is a complex issue, and there is no single solution. That is why the Food Waste Reduction Challenge includes four targeted innovation streams to accelerate and advance the deployment of diverse and high-impact solutions in Canada.
Accepting applications for Challenge Streams C and D until August 31, 2021.
  • Challenge Stream C: Technologies that Extend the Life of Food
  • Challenge Stream D: Technologies that Transform Food Waste
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  • Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: June 8, 2021