About the Challenge

In a world of more than 7 billion people, one in nine still live with chronic hunger. Thousands of students are working with faculty and researchers across the University of California system to address this challenge through scientific research. In the spirit of World Food Day, we’re calling on those students to share the impact of UC research in food and nutrition.

In three minutes or less, show how UC research relates to:

  • food security
  • food sustainability
  • food science
  • nutrition
  • agriculture
  • technology

...or other targets within the UN's Sustainable Development Goal #2

And an all-expenses-paid trip for up to three team members to the international symposium of the World Food Prize—the most prestigious award in food and agriculture. Second place gets $500 and an honorable mention. The top five will be promoted across the 10 UC campuses. 

In honor of World Food Day this year, the World Food Center is hosting a World Food Prize laureate, Catherine Bertini, for a public lecture. The winning videos from the Video Challenge will be showcased in Bertini's livestreamed talk on October 10 at UC Davis.

The goal of the competition is to highlight UC excellence in research across disciplines and to bridge those fields. This falls in line with goals of the UC Davis World Food Center, which organized the World Food Day Video Challenge in partnership with the Nutrition Policy Institute within UC Agriculture and Natural Resources and with funding support from the UC Global Food Initiative

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Top photo: Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis