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Today, with the impact of the pandemic, sustainable solutions are a pressing and urgent need. If you have an innovative sustainability solution in the categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water or Global High Schools, apply to the #ZayedSustainabilityPrize.

The Zayed Sustainability Prize, an evolution of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability and a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Established in 2008, this annual award recognises and rewards the achievements of those who are driving impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.

Submissions are open until 6th May 2021. Here you can see the Zayed Sustainability Prize submissions portal

Feeding a Hungry Planet, now an online course

It is possible now to enroll in the open, online course (or MOOC) entitled Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability, which will run for the third time starting on February 11, 2019. This 7-week course examines key questions for the sector, including how do we ensure healthy and sustainable diets for a growing population, and how should agriculture adapt to support the Sustainable Development Goals? All the course materials are available for free; a small fee is charged should you wish to receive a certificate of completion.

What you’ll learn
– How the field has developed and shifted over time, and how recent developments like advanced technology impact farming.
– What is food security? How do poverty, inequality and other factors affect the nutrition of not just individuals, but entire countries?
– All about regulations influencing production, trade and other aspects of agriculture.
– Examples from industries ranging from rice to livestock, and the experiences of smallholder farmers.
This course is supported by faculty based at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Rothamsted Research, Tufts University, and Wageningen University and Research.  The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) supports the course’s Teaching Assistants.