Bühler and Givaudan join for AgriFoodTech competition at FFA2020

FFA BuhAt the fourth edition of Future Food Asia (FFA2020), Bühler Group and Givaudan will provide Plant Protein Innovation Award, encouraging the innovation in the AgriFoodTech sector in the Asia-Pacific

The Future Food Asia 2020 award event will be held in Singapore from 2-3 June 2020. Ten finalists selected by the FFA jury will showcase their innovations and compete for the US$100,000 grand prize.

Bühler Group and Givaudan will co-host a Plant Protein Masterclass to provide critical insight to entrepreneurs in the domain on the secrets of scaling plant-based food formulations and manufacturing.

With revolutions in alternative protein, genetically edited crops and vertical farming, coupled with rising concerns over sustainability, food has new ways of taming nature. The Future Food Asia 2020 (FFA 2020) conference will help discover out just how ‘cool’ food is, separating the fad from the future.

A fine balancing act is in play, where the AgriFood sector attempts to increase its production with diminishing resources while improving its ecological footprint. Future Food Asia recognises Asia-Pacific’s critical role in this act, not only as a pool of consumers but also as a source for solutions. Over the past three editions, Future Food Asia has empowered 38 early-stage startups from the Asia Pacific by providing them with the stage to present their cutting-edge innovations and distributed US$1mn in awards.

Leading agri-based companies join Future Food Asia

Corteva AgriscienceTM joins as a title partner, as Future Food Asia aligns with its collaboration strategy designed to encourage the further development of the Asia-Pacific agriculture technology start-up ecosystem. Further to establishing a global analytics centre of excellence and an R&D lab in Singapore, Corteva aims at using new innovative approaches to make agriculture value chains more productive and sustainable.

Future Food Asia has onboarded Dole Packaged Foods among its new partners. Dole aims to make nutrition and wellness accessible to as many people around the world, as possible, reducing the gaps between people and healthy nutrition. As they begin to deepen their engagement with start-ups to strengthen initiatives in pioneering the healthy nutrition revolution and upcycling food waste streams, they will be an important partner in Future Food Asia.

The conference will feature face-to-face meetings between leading entrepreneurs, as well as stimulating discussions on major challenges in the sector, such as the supply-side shocks caused by African Swine Flu and other biosecurity threats.

“Future Food Asia Award is an excellent platform to foster greater collaborations between multinational companies and startups in Singapore and in the Asia Pacific region. This supports EDB’s efforts to develop Singapore as a leading centre to develop and commercialise agrifood tech solutions that can sustainably feed the world,” said Lee Eng Keat, executive director, Agrifood, commercial and professional services at Singapore Economic Development Board.

Applications for the award are open at futurefoodasia.com/ffa2020

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