An updated contest for innovative projects.

BCFN YES! 2016

BCFN YES! 2016

After the success of the previous four editions, the 2016 edition of the international contest BCFN YES! was updated, aimed atPhD students and post-doc researchers under 35, inviting them to design research projects to tackle the three food paradoxes, working towards a model ofsustainable development. The winners of BCFN YES! 2016 are Anne-Teresa BirthwrightandShaneica Lester (University of the West Indies in Jamaica) who were awarded a research grant to finance their study Surviving the Drought: An Irrigation Curriculum for Jamaica’s Small-Scale Farmers.

BCFN YES! 2016 Highlights

BCFN YES! 2016 - 7th International Forum on Food and Nutrition

BCFN YES! 2016 Finalists' video presentations

Mohammed Ssemwanga

Mohammed Ssemwanga

Constanza Monterrubio Solis

Constanza Monterrubio Solis

Niccolò Calandri

Niccolò Calandri
Riccardo Balzaretti

Darja Dobermann

Darja Dobermann
Charlotte Payne

Pin Jane Chen

Pin Jane Chen

Benedetta Raspini

Benedetta Raspini

Diana Marcela Morales Londoño

Diana Marcela Morales Londoño
Emanuela Pille da Silva
Anabel González Hernández
Renato Leal Binati

Bello Daouda

Bello Daouda

Chris Maughan

Chris Maughan

Anne-Teresa Birthwright

Anne-Teresa Birthwright
Shaneica Lester

BCFN YES! 2016 Finalists' video interviews

Mohammed Ssemwanga

Mohammed Ssemwanga

Constanza Monterrubio Solis

Constanza Monterrubio Solis

Niccolò Calandri

Niccolò Calandri
Riccardo Balzaretti

Darja Dobermann

Darja Dobermann
Charlotte Payne

Pin Jane Chen

Pin Jane Chen

Benedetta Raspini

Benedetta Raspini

Diana Marcela Morales Londoño

Diana Marcela Morales Londoño
Emanuela Pille da Silva
Anabel González Hernández
Renato Leal Binati

Bello Daouda

Bello Daouda

Chris Maughan

Chris Maughan

Anne-Teresa Birthwright

Anne-Teresa Birthwright
Shaneica Lester

BCFN YES! 2016 Jury's video interviews

Mattia Prayer Galletti

Mattia Prayer Galletti

Oliver Oliveros

Oliver Oliveros

Roberta Sonnino

Roberta Sonnino

Winner Projects

Anne-Teresa Birthwright
Jamaica

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus - Jamaica
Jamaica

Shaneica Lester
Jamaica

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus - Jamaica
Jamaica

The power of action-oriented research affords us the opportunity to practically assist farmers in adapting to the 'new normal' of climate change.

Surviving the Drought: An Irrigation Curriculum for Jamaica's Small-Scale Farmers

The projected impacts of climate change are already being experienced. The farmers in one of Jamaica’s principal agricultural zones have always had to adjust their practices to contend with dry conditions. This project will be an adaptive participatory approach in which farmers in the parish of St. Elizabeth benefit from a Knowledge Transfer Curriculum (KTC). This educational design with a summative evaluation will be used to enhance the knowledge capacity of farmers through adaptive irrigation strategies. Simultaneously pre-selected plots will be classified using a Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to determine changes in the relative amount of green biomass overtime. These enhancements in irrigation strategies may reduce drought vulnerability by applying practical means of coping with rainfall dependency and water stress. Adaptation at the local level through education, improved irrigation methods and social capital, may improve farming livelihoods and maximize yields.

Shortlisted projects

Uganda

Uganda

Achieving food security in a changing climate: investigating the potential of using fast agro-produce hybrid solar drying technology in Uganda
Mohammed Ssemwanga
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Mexico

Mexico

Bio-cultural diversity bringing joy back to the table: Recovery of food traditions in Los Altos de Chiapas, México and Shillong, Meghalaya, North East India.
Constanza Monterrubio Solis
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Italy

Italy

Good for bees, good for humanity
Niccolò Calandri
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Germany

Germany

Achieving food sovereignty with edible insects: Breaking the cycle of poverty and malnutrition
Darja Dobermann
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Taiwan

Taiwan

Change your mind before you choose! Brain signature of changing food information on healthiness and sustainability to improve food choice
Pin Jane Chen
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Italy

Italy

MU-SIC (Mucuna Pruriens-Safety InterContinental). A legume that Units Continents: Efficacy and safety of food that can treat a neurological disease
Benedetta Raspini
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Colombia

Colombia

Agricultural production in recovered areas after coal mining in Brazil: the boundaries between risk and food security
Diana Marcela Morales Londoño
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Benin

Benin

Climate Change And Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale L.) Productivity in Benin (West Africa): Measures And Adaptation Strategies
Bello Daouda
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Great Britain

Great Britain

SHIFFT: Supporting Holistic “Innovation” and the diFFusion of innovaTion: Scaling up Agroecological System Development
Chris Maughan
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