Master's students enrolled in food study programmes and eager to find solutions to improving sustainability in the cereal sector told us their ideas!
They presented projects on how ancient grains/alternative grains can contribute to improved sustainability in the cereal chain and the winners were rewarded with great prizes!
Students participated in an innovative, learner-centric environment based on active, action-oriented learning to develop a project including a specific objective/target, the design and development of a solution exploitable at the industry level and with the main aim of contributing to innovation in sustainable food systems as well as quality and safety of foods.
AMAMILLET WAS THE WINNING TEAM !
The team “AMAMILLET” project, “Amamillet-A Healthy Snack to Achieve Sustainable Agriculture and Combat Double Burden Malnutrition” clinched the first-place finish at the FoodFactory-4-Us Competition’s Final Virtual Conference on 6 March 2020. Team members Elsa Safira Kinanti, Maria Fransisca Njoman, and Ratchadetch Termpitipong of AgroParisTech in France, guided by Faculty Advisor Véronique Bosc, gave the winning presentation which outlined the challenges of malnutrition and environmental damage and presented the solution and marketing of a tasty and nutritious amaranth-millet snack.
Second place went to the team “KinwaPak” project, “Employing byproducts of the quinoa supply chain for packaging with potential antimicrobial activity”.
The FoodFactory4Us competitions aim to improve students' practical ability in identifying and solving real problems in sustainable food production / processing and use action-oriented and participatory learning to train students to work together on skills that are essential for today’s job market.
The ISEKI-Food Association, through its affiliate European FooD-STA and under the umbrella of the FoodFactory-4-Us competitions is organizing this second “Sustainable Supply Chain” competition in collaboration with the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC). You may read about the “Sustainable Aquaculture” competition and previous FoodFactory-4-Us competitions here. These competitions are one of the case studies of the NextFOOD project which promotes innovative education for sustainable agriculture.