BCFN YES! Young Earth Solutions

BCFN YES! (Young Earth Solutions) is an international competition for young students and researchers from all over the world. It was first launched in 2012, with the aim of rewarding the best ideas about food and sustainability.

For the 2016 edition of BCFN YES!, the BCFN Foundation has established a bursary of 20,000 euros available to researchers around the world, who are invited to propose projects and concrete solutions to issues concerning food and sustainability.

BCFN YES is a contest for young researchers

Winner project 2016

Anne-Teresa Birthwright

Anne-Teresa Birthwright

Jamaica

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus - Jamaica

Shaneica Lester

Shaneica Lester

Jamaica

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus - 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.

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

Mohammed Ssemwanga

Uganda
Makerere University - Uganda
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Achieving food sovereignty with edible insects: Breaking the cycle of poverty and malnutrition

Darja Dobermann

Germany
Rothamsted Research and University of Nottingham - Great Britain

Charlotte Payne

Great Britain
University of Cambridge - Great Britain
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Agricultural production in recovered areas after coal mining in Brazil: the boundaries between risk and food security

Diana Marcela Morales Londoño

Colombia
Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil

Emanuela Pille da Silva

Brazil
Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil

Anabel González Hernández

Cuba
Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil
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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

Mexico
UNAM, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the National Autonomous University of Mexico/CIMSUR - Mexico
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Change your mind before you choose! Brain signature of changing food information on healthiness and sustainability to improve food choice

Pin Jane Chen

Taiwan
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (International School for Advanced Studies) - Italy
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Climate Change And Cashew (Anacardium Occidentale L.) Productivity in Benin (West Africa): Measures And Adaptation Strategies

Bello Daouda

Benin
University of Abomey-Calavi/ Faculty of Agronomics Sciences (FSA/UAC/BENIN) - Benin
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Good for bees, good for humanity

Niccolò Calandri

Italy
Politecnico di Milano - Italy

Riccardo Balzaretti

Italy
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria - Italy
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MU-SIC (Mucuna Pruriens-Safety InterContinental). A legume that Units Continents: Efficacy and safety of food that can treat a neurological disease

Benedetta Raspini

Italy
Università degli Studi di Milano, Centro Parkinson (Milano) - Italy
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SHIFFT: Supporting Holistic “Innovation” and the diFFusion of innovaTion: Scaling up Agroecological System Development

Chris Maughan

Great Britain
Coventry University - Great Britain
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BCFN YES!2016 Jury

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