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FFAR Accepting Applications for Harvest for Health Breakthrough Crop Challenge

WASHINGTON (June 12, 2024) 鈥斅犅(FFAR) is now accepting聽听补辫辫濒颈肠补迟颈辞苍蝉.听聽is accelerating the development of underutilized crops to increase the diversity of foods in the marketplace. The Harvest for Health Breakthrough Crop Challenge invites applicants to submit predictive models that can screen underutilized crops to determine a crop鈥檚 usefulness as a source of functional ingredients or nutrients. FFAR and聽聽(GAIN)聽will award $1 million to the applicant with the winning predictive model.

Of more than 50,000 known edible plant species, the United Nations鈥 Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that聽聽鈥 rice, wheat and maize 鈥 account for two-thirds of the world鈥檚 food supply. As a result, many nutritious, resilient crops remain underutilized, contributing to poor dietary diversity and health outcomes.

FFAR partnered with GAIN, with funding from聽聽(RFCC),聽The Rockefeller Foundation鈥檚 public charity, to launch the聽聽to accelerate the development of underutilized crops, increasing the diversity of foods in the marketplace.

Applications to the Harvest for Health Breakthrough Crop Challenge will be reviewed by an expert review panel, and $1 million will be awarded to the selected predictive model that meets all requirements outlined in the application criteria, available聽. The application submission deadline is August 7, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. FFAR hosted an informational webinar in October 2023 that detailed application requirements and answered frequently asked questions. The聽聽is available on the FFAR website.

鈥淯nderutilized crops have the potential to diversify the world鈥檚 food supply,鈥 said聽, FFAR senior program director. 鈥淎 more diverse food supply provides consumers with more healthful food options, sustainably contributes to a more resilient food system and improves nutritional security in the wake of climate change.鈥

FFAR welcomes applications from all domestic and international higher education institutions, non-profit and for-profit organizations and U.S. government-affiliated research agencies. FFAR also highly encourages applications from Hispanic-serving institutions, 1890s Land-Grant Institutions and other Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions and Asian 果冻直播 and Native 果冻直播 Pacific Islander Serving Institutions. FFAR and GAIN reserve the right not to issue funds if no predictive model meets all outlined criteria.

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