Developing Solutions for Developing Countries
Chair: Diane Schmitt, Cornell University (email@example.com)
The Student Association is committed to engaging student members from around the world and utilizing their scientific skills to serve a bigger cause. The 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.
Program support provided by General Mills, Cargill and DSM and the work they do through Partners in Food Solutions.
- 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.
Competition Rules (pdf)
2012 - 2013 Theme:
Develop food products to be given as supplements to address malnourishment at HIV relief clinics across developing nations.
Many individuals seeking medical assistance/treatment at these clinics are severely malnourished, and they need food supplements in addition to the medical treatments. We are looking for product /process ideas based on the region you select, and make sure to choose raw materials based on availability, cost, current limited utilization, and nutritional requirements of the HIV positive individuals.
- January 15: Preliminary proposals due by 11:59pm CST to firstname.lastname@example.org
- March 1: Finalists announced
- June 1: Final proposals due to email@example.com
- July 15 at 9:30am: Oral presentations by finalists
- July 15 at 7:00pm: Announcement of winners at IFTSA Closing Ceremony
California Polytechnic State University, Malawi Mix
Rutgers University, Good Mor-N-En
University of Minnesota, Lekker Bar
Bogor Agricultural University, MASOCA-Ball
Bogor Agricultural University, Sweepo
University Putra Malaysia, EnerTEIN
2012 Theme: Mangoes--especially the Apple, Kent, and Tommy Atkins varieties--grow abundantly in Kenya, but a short harvest season, high fiber content, and typically irregular quality (size, shape, color, etc.) make it difficult for growers to realize the full potential of this crop.
Develop a mango-based product that addresses common
Kenyan nutrient deficiencies and can be produced rapidly in order to realize the full potential of this crop during its short harvesting season.
1st Place: Washington State University & University of Idaho, Maandazi
2nd Place: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Uji-mate
3rd Place: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mango Meal
1st Place: Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia), Vit-A-Go
2nd Place: Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia), Mangnut
3rd Place: Brawijaya University (Indonesia), Stift Oorrid Mango
2011 Theme: Utilize food science and technology to address the issue of iron deficiency in developing countries.
1st Place: Cornell University with MandiMais
2nd Place: University of Minnesota with Nkwa Brodo
3rd Place: Rutgers University with Galletas Fortaleza
1st Place: Brawijaya University with Iron-Rich Instant Noodle
2nd Place: Gadjah Mada University with Soy Rice Porridge
3rd Place: Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai with Ferro-Power
Competition Theme: Provide Sustainable, Nutritional and Affordable Food for Family with Small Childrens
- 1st Place: Bogor Agricultural University - Crantz Flakes
- 2nd Place: Bogor Agricultural University - Zuper
- 3rd Place: Brawijaya University - Fighting malnutrition through the production of artificial rice
- 1 st Place: Penn State University - CalciMelo
- 2nd Place: North Carolina State University - Famille Saine
- 3rd Place: University of Minnesota - Shakti
First Place: University of Minnesota with Pushtikor
Second Place: Cornell University with SolanaPlus
Third Place: Washington State University-University of Idaho with Tu Mazi
First Place: Wageningen, Netherlands with Sorghum Supplement Enriched with Insect-protein
Second Place: University of Pretoria, South Africa with Cowpea, Maize and Pumpkin blended ready-to-eat weaning food in retortable pouch
Third Place: Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia with Healthy instant noodle from corn with high protein and rich iron for pregnant women to prevent lost generation in Southeast Asia