How to develop and promote responsible consumption at the urban and peri-urban level, in local agrifood production, processing and distribution?

How to develop and promote responsible consumption at the urban and peri-urban level, in local agrifood production, processing and distribution?

Challenge open to Teams

Challenge proposed by

Challenge proposed by

Challenge award: $10,000
+ accompaniment from Hydro-Québec experts

Challenge award: $10,000
+ accompaniment from Hydro-Québec experts


This challenge is tied to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals:

Collision Challenge
Challenge proposed by an industry leader organization that wants to encourage the ALPHA and BETA teams to solve a real and pressing issue in the industry. The partner undertakes to follow the winning team of the Challenge for a period of 3 months afterwards the end of the Cooperathon.


This challenge is tied to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals:

Collision Challenge
Challenge proposed by an industry leader organization that wants to encourage the ALPHA and BETA teams to solve a real and pressing issue in the industry. The partner undertakes to follow the winning team of the Challenge for a period of 3 months afterwards the end of the Cooperathon.

Background

The need to change both the way we consume and produce is recognized as a key objective in pursuing sustainable development and equitable access to food for all.
An in-depth analysis of “sustainable consumption” invites us not only to take another look at the viability and definition of the current economic model based on a market economy, but also to question production and distribution methods as well as design processes.

The food system is cyclical and includes the following elements: production and collection, processing, distribution, access, consumption and waste management. Looking at the complete food cycle allows us to imagine changes in the food system to create local, healthy and sustainable systems.

The City of Montreal 2021 economic recovery plan includes measures to support and develop urban food independence and agriculture through 3 main areas:

  • Set up a biofood innovation hub based on
    the circular economy
  • Accelerate the commercialization and development of urban agriculture initiatives
  • Accelerate the development of Montreal’s public markets and increase the amount of fresh products available

PME MTL and CESIM want to encourage more people and entrepreneurs to continue thinking about the business models we want to see in the coming years.

Challenge as part of the Cooperathon 2021

Innovative, sustainable solutions to local production, processing and distribution issues to encourage and promote responsible consumption to contribute to better access to food for everyone.

Both Montreal organizations (PME MTL + CESIM) suggest that competition participants focus (without limiting themselves) their development solution on one of the the following:

  • Production: Encourage a diversified offer and optimized agri-food production. Make production processes more efficient, not just to produce more, but better.
  • Processing: Create cooperation and collaboration dynamic for innovative and resilient business models that incorporate circular economy and waste diversion concepts. Promote food waste management to find sustainable solutions. Propose food waste solutions to create social and environmental transformation opportunities.
  • Distribution: Promote local means of transportation and pool resources to guarantee food is distributed equitably. Accessibility to food must take into consideration the aspects of geographical proximity, the cost of food and the cognitive and physical abilities needed to secure it.

Your project will enable PME MTL, CESIM and the City of Montreal to support sustainable agrifood and responsible consumption solutions. After the Cooperathon, PME MTL wants to support the most promising major projects aimed at meeting this challenge.

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