Our solutions

Through our global crowdsourcing effort, we have surfaced a total of 338 solutions that connect agriculture and biodiversity – driven by communities from across the globe.

Of those, our panel of expert judges has selected these 10 promising solutions as contest finalists. Six of our finalists were celebrated by 150 selected high-level guests for their outstanding achievements on the sidelines on the 2017 World Climate Conference (UNFCCC COP23) in Bonn.

Prize Winners

Judge’s Choice Winner: National Disaster Risk Reduction Center Nepal
Judge’s Choice Winner:
National Disaster Risk Reduction Center (Nepal)
People’s Choice Winner:
Apis Agribusiness (Ethiopia)
Biodiversity Impact Winner: Fundación ECOTOP (Bolivia)
Biodiversity Impact Winner:
Fundación Ecotop (Bolivia)
Community & Social Impact Winner: Fairventures Worldwide (Indonesia)
Community & Social Impact Winner: Fairventures Worldwide (Indonesia)
Food Security & Nutrition Impact Winner:
Desarrollo Alternativo e Investigación A.C.  (Mexico)
• Water Impact Winner: The Mountain Institute (Peru)
Water Impact Winner:
The Mountain Institute (Peru)

Top 10 - Solution highlights

Sustainable Income Generating Investment Group (SINGI) (Kenya)

A pilot project that is bringing together farmers, NGOs and government agencies is reviving interest in nutritious African Leafy Vegetables (ALVs).

National Disaster Risk Reduction Center (NDRC) (Nepal)

Pollution in the Banganga River Basin was contributing to biodiversity loss, land degradation and other environmental challenges. The NDRC worked with government and non-government stakeholders to ...

The Mountain Institute (Peru)

The Mountain Institute (Peru) is connecting regional farmers with external experts to restore pre-Incan hydraulic systems with modern technology...

Manor House Agricultural Centre (Kenya)

Manor House Agricultural Centre (Kenya) offers training programs in sustainable agriculture, such as organic farming, to help poor, small-scale farmers in Kenya produce higher yields, while minimizing their contributions to the drivers of climate change. Download brochure

Fundación Ecotop (Bolivia)

Fundación Ecotop (Bolivia) is using the idea of natural succession dynamics—growing a combination of various crops and trees at different depending on their life cycle—to maximize agricultural density and diversity. By adopting this crop management system, farmers can produce high yields from a range of crops without external inputs while keeping the soil healthy and reducing

Fairventures Worldwide (Indonesia)

German NGO Fairventures Worldwide is working to combat the environmental and economic impact of deforestation by helping farmers institute a better land-use system focused on improving soil quality, in order to produce fast-growing timber to generate income, fruits and vegetables to improve nutrition, and less fertilizer run-off to safeguard water sources. Download brochure

Desarrollo Alternativo e Investigación A.C (Mexico)

Desarrollo Alternativo e Investigación A.C (Mexico) led a seed dissemination process to diversify crops grown in Chiapas State, increase maize and beans yields and boost family incomes, while creating a knowledge exchange between farmers. Download brochure

CanopyBridge – EcoDecision (Ecuador)

CanopyBridge – EcoDecision (Ecuador) is capitalizing on the burgeoning Latin American food movement to help Amazon indigenous communities.  By connecting Ecuador’s best chefs with indigenous communities and conservation NGOs, they are helping develop value chains for fresh foods from the Amazon that have substantial conservation benefits and great culinary potential. Download brochure

Apis Agribusiness (Ethiopia)

Apis Agribusiness (Ethiopia) – Building on the country’s strong honey sector, Apis Agribusiness established wild honey production to help employ rural youth, while fighting deforestation and safeguarding the critical benefits of pollination. Download brochure

A Growing Culture (Vietnam)

A Growing Culture (Vietnam) is partnering with a farming community in Hanoi to create healthy hog bedding called “Living Bio-Beds” that actively break down hog waste and eliminates runoff and pollution into waterways. Download brochure