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

Good for bees, good for humanity

Niccolò Calandri

Politecnico di Milano - Italy

Riccardo Balzaretti

Università degli Studi dell'Insubria - Italy

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

Chen Pin Jane

Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (International School for Advanced Studies) - Italy

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

UNAM, Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the National Autonomous University of Mexico/CIMSUR - Mexico

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

Bello Daouda

University of Abomey-Calavi/ Faculty of Agronomics Sciences (FSA/UAC/BENIN) - Benin

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

Mohammed Ssemwanga

Makerere University - Uganda

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

Chris Maughan

Great Britain
Coventry University - Great Britain

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

Darja Dobermann

Rothamsted Research and University of Nottingham - Great Britain

Charlotte Payne

Great Britain
University of Cambridge - Great Britain

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

Anne-Teresa Birthwright

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus - Jamaica

Shaneica Lester

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus - Jamaica

Agricultural production in recovered areas after coal mining in Brazil: the boundaries between risk and food security

Diana Marcela Morales Londoño

Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil

Emanuela Pille da Silva

Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil

Anabel González Hernández

Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil

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

Benedetta Raspini

Università degli Studi di Milano, Centro Parkinson (Milano) - Italy

BCFN YES! 2016 Jury


The shortlisted projects will be presented on 30th November 2016 at 17:00 in the Plenary Hall of Bocconi University, Milan. The event is open to students, teachers and researchers, who can take part by emailing bcfnyes@barillacfn.com. The BCFN YES! 2016 prize-giving ceremony will be held during the 7th International Forum on Food and Nutrition, which takes place on 1st December 2016 at Bocconi University of Milan.

The presentation of research projects and the prize-giving can be viewed as a live stream on the BCFN Foundation website.

The Forum is a free, multidisciplinary event, open to all. To take part, you must be registered.

View the programme Register for the event
BCFN Foudation - Forum 2016
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