Some recently-emerged and innovative solutions bring farming in harmony with the natural environment. Some solutions have increased the biodiversity of plants, animals, and insects. This contest sought to identify, reward and spotlight those successful approaches. In doing so, Solution Search increased awareness of biodiversity, its value, and the many ways to sustainably use, conserve and manage it.
We asked you: How have you promoted changes in human activities (including your own practices) to ensure sustainable harvests/food security while also conserving, strengthening, and/or restoring biodiversity on your agricultural lands and/or the surrounding environment?
This Solution Search focused on behavior changes in agriculture primed for broad adoption—beyond concepts identified in a scientific lab or those that lack holistic benefits for farmers, communities, nature, water, or climate resilience.
Early Entrant Prize
Top 10 Finalists
How were entries for this Solution Search judged?
Context AnalysisClear description of the challenges and of the context in which it operates and the challenges it faces.
SolutionsThe solution is fully developed, addresses contest question and implemented at some scale.
ActionClear, concrete steps in implementation. Engaged key partners and stakeholders along the way. Entrant understands how actions could connect to external initiatives as well.
SustainabilitySustainable solution that can continue into the future.
ReplicabilityExtent to which the solution can be replicated by other communities.
ResultsStrong results associated with conservation, climate change and behavior change - and any additional co-benefits, such as economic, food security/nutrition and water.
Return on investmentPositive return (financial, social, or other) associated with investment in the solution, and results reasonable in comparison to the investment.