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Farm To Fork

Seeking your ideas on food security

Our world is transforming as we speak. Major global events over the past few years have shocked agricultural markets, bringing the problems of high food inflation and rising global hunger starkly into relief. Global food prices are being pushed higher and higher, along with the risk of growing poverty and malnutrition.

Food security is a global emergency, and we need solutions to solve its biggest challenges. Do you want to be part of the solution?

As the world heads to COP27 this November, EY is committed to finding concrete solutions to tackle this global emergency. EY is launching Farm To Fork, the EY Global Ideathon, to embrace empowering innovation and collect valuable solutions to food security.

With Farm To Fork, we are seeking ideas to tackle three main challenges.  

With Farm to Fork, we are seeking ideas to tackle three main challenges.

EY employees can login into Cognistreamer using SSO. External guests need to create an account, validate the account (check SPAM mail) and login to the platform to submit an idea.

What’s food security?

Food security, as defined by the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, means that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life.

Analysis suggests there is a 95% chance that the number of people facing food insecurity will rise by about 142 million-243 million by November, from roughly 1.6 billion in mid-May. 

Geopolitical tensions are exacerbating the issue. Today food security is a global emergency, and we need solutions to solve its biggest challenges.​​​​

What’s the Ideathon?

As the world heads to COP27 this November, EY is committed to finding concrete solutions to tackle this global emergency. EY is launching Farm To Fork, the EY Global Ideathon, to embrace empowering innovation and collect valuable solutions to food security.

The Ideathon is a global, virtual competition that gives participants the opportunity to put forward innovative solutions to the global food security emergency. The competition is organized by EY, with the support of a number of organizations and networks. The Ideathon will also be connected to the Junior Achievement Europe Foodathon – an initiative funded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) – in order to further recognize those solutions coming from the youngest generations.

EY employees can login into Cognistreamer using SSO. External guests need to create an account, validate the account (check SPAM mail) and login to the platform to submit an idea.

What’s in it for you?

Awards will be rewarded to winners across different categories. A jury, made of high-level experts and representatives from the private and public sectors, will assess the ideas based on their level of maturity as well as for their degree of alignment to three key criteria:

  • Respect for people
  • Respect for planet
  • Respect for profit​​​​​​​

Upcoming Milestones

  • 27th October – 3rd February 2023 – Ideas submission
  • 3rd February 2023 – Submission deadline
  • 6th February 2023 – 10th February – Jury review
  • End of Feb 2023 – Winner announcement
  • March 2023 – November 2023 – Award experiences
  • November 2023 – COP28

What should I do right now?

Get ready to participate in the Farm To Fork – EY Global Ideathon. You can do so by following the steps below:

  1. Continue to stay updated – check back here [link to landing page] regularly for the most up-to-date information.
  2. Prepare for registration – participants will be asked to provide the following personal data in order to view and/or submit ideas: first name, last name, email address, company, job function, country of residence, city of residence and age range.
  3. Check out other idea submissions – be inspired by the various ideas that have been submitted so far.
  4. Build your team – participants can submit their ideas as an individual or as a team.

Submit your idea – contribute your innovative solutions to tackling the global food security emergency