Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG13 supported by Asahi is open to application submission on climate action and sustainable agriculture. This is a challenge that aims to find solutions to help smallholder farmers from existing climatic changes and conditions.
It has been discovered that climate change is affecting every country on every continent and farmers are the most vulnerable. As a result, the stability of food supply globally is projected to decrease as the magnitude and frequency of extreme weather events that disrupt food chains increases.
Therefore, there is a need to address the condition, and through the Lead 2030 challenge, Asahi is supporting a youth-led initiative to achieve SDG13: Climate Action.
So, if you have solutions on how to tackle climate action and create sustainable agriculture, apply now and win this amazing prize.
About Lead 2030 Challenge
Lead 2030 is the world’s biggest prize fund for young leaders making an impact on the Sustainable Development Goals. The team finds, funds and accelerate SDG solutions created by founders under 30.
Basically, it is formed by One Young World and powered by some of the world’s leading businesses. Several businesses have powered and supported the achievement of a series of SDG goals in the past.
For instance, the 2019 Challenge for Goal 2 was supported by RB; Goal 3 by AstraZeneca; 4 by Deloitte; 9 by Standard Chartered; 17 by KPMG and many others.
Asahi helps eliminates climate impact as part of its Asahi Carbon Zero campaign. Also, it is working with farmers in countries where it operates to help them adapt and prepare for a changing climate.
Reason For The Lead 2030 Challenge
Beyond responding to climate change, actions to reduce emissions are also urgently required within Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU), where activities account for 23% of humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions. The largest contributors in this sector are methane produced by livestock and enteric fermentation, collectively accounting for 50% of agricultural emissions.
Also, overcoming these challenges requires new technologies and support to build new skills that can improve adaptive capacities and mitigate the effects of a changing climate.
Therefore, the Challenge aims to find and support solutions that will contribute to the future of sustainable agriculture. This way, it will be supporting and enabling farmers to reduce their emissions and/or help adaptation and resilience against the climate challenges of this decade and beyond.
The challenge welcomes solutions from young innovators that:
- Improve the climate resilience of crops through sustainable practices.
- Reduce on-farm GHG emissions, water or energy use through new technologies (e.g. digital solutions)
- Support farmers in fostering innovation and improving access to information, raising awareness of climate risks and new skills training.
- Farm to fork (and bottle!): Whole supply chain solutions to reduce GHG emissions or integrate circular principles beyond the farm to the endpoint of farmed produce consumption.
- Align: Your solution must evidently align with the SDG13 challenge outline.
- Youth-led: It must be founded by a person between the age of 18 – 30.
- Focused: Project must be well structured. Key stakeholders and beneficiaries must be identified, and the intended outcome must be well thought out.
- Proven: An existing solution and must be in the post-implementation phase.
- Impactful: Solutions must have a positive social impact. For instance, generating employment, or developing skills.
- Measurable: Impacts of solutions must have been adequately measured and/or be measurable.
- Financially viable: Must be able to achieve efficiency and to survive independently through the resources they generate and/or the investments and donations they attract.
- Scalable: Potential to perform better after expanding in scope or size and/or being transported to other regions.
Basically, the winning solution will receive the following offers;
- A US $50,000 grant from Asahi
- 12 months of mentorship from a team of Asahi professionals. The mentorship team will work to accelerate your solution based on the needs of your initiative or organization, such as:
- Business Strategy
- Best practices for data collection
- Mentoring and evaluation
- Product design
Application for the Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 13 is ongoing. To read more and apply, click here