IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition

The deadline for the 2018 competition is January 15, 2018.

The Student Association is committed to engaging student members from around the world and utilizing their scientific skills to serve a bigger cause. The IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries (DSDC) competition promotes the application of food science and technology and the development of new products and processes that are targeted at improving the quality of life for people in developing countries.

2017-2018 Theme:
Two consecutive years of drought in South and East Africa have resulted in rising food prices and increased food insecurity and malnutrition. With more than 38 million people affected by this drought, sustainable solutions are needed to combat these challenges. Develop a product using primarily drought-tolerant crops for people living in one of the affected countries.

Visit The World Food Program site to learn more about drought in this region.



2017 Winners:

1st Place: University of Costa Rica with Guini

2nd Place: Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia) with P-Noodle

3rd Place: Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia) with Chinut

Honorable Mention:
University of Wisconsin Madison; Wagemein University; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

 

 

 

Resources

DEADLINES
January 15
Preliminary proposals due by 11:59pm CT

May 15
Final proposals due

July 15 - 18, 2018
Chicago, IL
Final Judging and Competition


2017-2018 Theme
Two consecutive years of drought in southern and eastern Africa have resulted in rising food prices and increased food insecurity and malnutrition. With more than 38 million people affected by this drought, sustainable solutions are needed to combat these challenges. Develop a product using primarily drought-tolerant crops for people living in one of the affected countries.


COMPETITION DIRECTOR
Janam Pandya
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
iftsa.dsdc@gmail.com


MUST READ
Competition Rules (PDF)