The Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition, now in its 11th year, poses a new challenge to students each year. This year, competition participants have been asked to create a nutritious food product targeting a developing country and addressat least two of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), excluding the “zero hunger” SDG.The six finalist teams in this competition will present their solutions in a session from 1–4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in rooms 343–345 of the convention center. A roundtable question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.
The six finalist teams are:
Go-Crokies – Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia)
Jack Mung – Taylor's University Lakeside Campus (Malaysia)
MORINGAU– Lund University (Sweden)
Nelhuayotin – University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
NutriBaBaw – Cornell University (USA)
WelBodi – Washington State University (USA)
Winners of the competition will be announced at the IFTSA Closing Ceremony on Tuesday evening, June 4, in the La Nouvelle Ballroom. Each of the finalist teams will receive a certificate and a reimbursement for travel to IFT19 of up to $1,500. Prizes include $3,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $500 for the third-place team. The Student Association will present the first-place team with a personalized plaque after the IFT annual event.