Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2018

Sustainable development is our challenge

Since the very first edition, BCFN YES! has embodied the identity and the ambition of the BCFN Foundation. Indeed, it brings together young people from around the world, with different disciplinary approaches, and invites them to come up with practical projects to create a better balance between food sustainability and environmental sustainability.

The goal of the contest is to find solutions to the food paradoxes, through innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary ideas.

BCFN YES! 2018

The 2018 BCFN YES! Research Grant Competition invites young PhD and postdoc researchers from any background and nationality to submit a research project to improve the sustainability of the food system.

The award is a 20.000 € research grant applied to a one-year investigation. A maximum of three teams will be awarded the Research Grant.

Finalist teams will present their proposal at 9th BCFN International Forum on Food and Nutrition in Milan on November 27th. The BCFN YES! Jury and the Advisory Board will select a maximum of three winners, announced on November 28th.

Deadline

Completed proposals must be submitted online through the BCFN web site by June 14, 2018 11:59 a.m. CEST.

Research fields

The 2018 BCFN YES! calls for concrete research proposals for making more sustainable the agri-food system (in terms of environmental, social, health and/or economic aspects), that are coherent with the BCFN research projects.

Research proposals are to be proposed in one or more of the following areas:

  • Sustainable and healthy dietary patterns;
  • Sustainable agriculture;
  • Food security.

The BCFN wants to support studies that are innovative, have a promise of major impact, are result-oriented and look at food systems and food value chains with a systemic approach, preferably, where relevant, blending scientific knowledge with local knowledge. Country case studies and identification of best practice are strongly encouraged.

Contacts

For inquiries regarding the contest phases and application material please contact bcfnyes@barillacfn.com
For technical issues with the online section please contact hd-bcfn@gag.it

For frequently asked questions please visit our Q&A section.

Shortlisted projects

Benin

Benin

Contribution of social capital to improve Indigenous Leafy Vegetables (ILVs) business model performance in Benin
Soulé Akinhola Adechian
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The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Changing food practices in a changing food environment: the case of Syrian and Turkish migrants in Almere
Anke Brons
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Germany

Germany

Can information campaigns break the food insecurity and migration trap? A randomized experiment in Edo State, Nigeria
Moritz Gallei
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USA

USA

"We just ate dry bread": Understanding and halting the intergenerational chronic disease outcomes of young adults in Iraqi Kurdistan
Anna Grace Tribble
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Nepal

Nepal

Male out-migration and agricultural feminization: Agricultural productivity and farm drudgery among females in Nepalese agrarian households
Binod Khanal
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USA

USA

YES! to participatory agroecology: Farmer-led plant breeding and soil regeneration in Maya milpas of southern Belize
Henry Anton Peller
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Italy

Italy

The Silent Revolution: How smallholder farmers collective knowledge is shaping soil productivity in Ethiopia
Martina Occelli
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Benin

Benin

Shaping the business environment for successful youth engagement in agricultural entrepreneurship: A case study of Benin/West Africa
Frejus Thoto
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Germany

Germany

Can a city feed its people? Analysis of urban soils in Adelaide towards their safety and potential for urban agriculture.
Matt Salomon
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Kenya

Kenya

Enhancement of Sustainable Agriculture through adoption of Bio-Integrated Crop Management among Small Holder Tomato Farmers in Tanzania: Conventional versus Non-Conventional Farming Methods.
Geraldin Lengai
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Jury BCFN YES! 2018

BCFN YES! 2018 - Oliver Oliveros Oliver Oliveros
Agropolis Fondation
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BCFN YES! 2018 - Francesca Scazzina Francesca Scazzina
Università di Parma
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BCFN YES! 2018 - Francesco Visioli Francesco Visioli
Università di Padova
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BCFN YES! 2018 - Oliver Witard Oliver Witard
University of Stirling
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Download the competition notice for BCFN YES! 2018.

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