Launch of the fourth edition of the BCFN Young Earth Solutions (BCFN YES!) competition
Launch of the fourth edition of the BCFN Young Earth Solutions (BCFN YES!) competition

My name is Katarzyna Dembska, and I am one of the finalists of the first edition of the BCFN Young Earth Solutions Competition.

Today I collaborate with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN Foundation) as a researcher, and I am happy to announce that the fourth edition of the BCFN Young Earth Solutions (BCFN YES!) has been launched

I took part in the contest in 2012 and I can vouch that it has had an incredible impact on my life and future. I believe Young Earth Solutions is a great opportunity to be seized by your students (undergraduate, graduate and PhDs).

BCFN Young Earth Solutions (YES!) is a contest that challenges students worldwide to develop new sustainable ideas on food and nutrition. Finalists will present their ideas in front of an audience of international experts, during the Seventh International Forum of Food and Nutrition (

This year, the Forum will take place on October 23rd within the International EXPO in Milan - "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", a global showcase and platform to exchange ideas and share solutions on the theme of food.

The 2015 winner (individual or team) will receive an award of 10,000 Euros for the implementation of the winning idea.

All finalists will become part of BCFN Alumni, an exclusive group to build relationships, highlight job opportunities and develop research projects, with a multicultural and multidisciplinary approach.

We believe BCFN YES! is of great interest for young scholars: we kindly ask you to share this initiative with your students to give them an opportunity  to contribute to the sustainability of our global food system.

For more information and to download the competition rules please visit:

We are at your entire disposal for any further information.

Best regards,

Katarzyna Dembska and the BCFN YES! Team

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