IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition
The deadline for the 2017 competition is January 15.
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.
- To promote the use of food science and innovative thinking as tools to improve the development, safety, and distribution of food in developing countries;
- To promote global awareness of issues related to food availability, nutrition and health;
- To build a cohesive community of the next generation of food science leaders and to use IFT as the catalyst for creating and supporting the community;
- To provide a link between government, international organizations, students and IFT regarding food problems in the developing world;
- To provide IFT student members with a platform to develop relationships with other students and food science professionals that have a common interest;
- To energize the best and brightest food science students to harness their energy and passion to explore the limitless opportunities to address global food challenges; and
- To leverage a holistic approach to address food system challenges.
2016 Competition Winners
1st Place: McGill University with Fitamin Multimeal
2nd Place: Universidad de Costa Rica with Hamilk
3rd Place: Rutgers University with MagiCal