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Third edition of international award in agribusiness launched

The award is part of the UN’s inclusive and sustainable industrial development strategy. (Image source: UNIDO ITPO)

UNIDO ITPO Italy, Italian Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Organisation for Industrial Development, and the Future Food Institute of Bologna have launched the third edition of the International Award “Innovative Ideas and Technologies in Agribusiness”

The contest aims to select the best technologies and the most innovative and sustainable solutions worldwide applicable to agriculture and agro-industry sectors which could lead to social and economic improvement of developing countries.

This ranges from production to processing and preservation of food, from logistics to consumption, from responsible management of surpluses to the commingling of agriculture, energy and environment.

The participation to the contest is open to startups and companies, researchers and universities, research and technology transfer centres, associations and NGOs from all over the world.

The awarded categories will be seven including women, young people under 35 years, new entries focus on the nexus between food, climate change and biodiversity. Furthermore, a special mention will confer to the project that is potentially more innovative for the future of agribusiness and for developing countries.

UNIDO ITPO Italy is set to offer a package of services to the winners in order to support the implementation of their proposals.

The award ceremony will take place on 15 May 2019 in Rome. The event will be held during the opening day of EXCO 2019, the first international exhibition of development cooperation, which this year will take place simultaneously with the annual meeting of all the development cooperation agencies of the European Union member states.