• What challenge(s) apply to your project?

Reduce Agricultural Foodwaste in Switzerland.

  • Describe the problem and why we should care in 3-5 sentences.

Imperfect vegetables and fruits can not be sold in the typical supermarkets. Most of these imperfect yet perfectly edible products will end on a pile of compost or in a biogas-plant. It’s a complete waste of food and of energy that was invested in producing the food.

  • Describe your solution in 3-5 sentences.

Happy Farmer is an online shop that sell such imperfect vegetables and fruits. It has two main advantages to the current agricultural e-commerce shops: 1.environmental benefits 2.Economic incentive for the customers.

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  • Where did this project stand prior to the Climathon?

Concept stage.

  • Why do you think your project is relevant for the City of Zurich?

The demand for e-shopping for agricultural products is increasing in Zürich. People of Zürich value convenience and are willing to pay for it. Happy Farmer kills two flies in one:

  1. it reduces the foodwaste in Zürich and close-by areas and with it the consumption of energy and the production of CO2 emissions.

  2. It offers an extremely convenient shopping service

Event finished

29.10.2016 17:00

Event started

28.10.2016 15:30


How can citizens and households of Zurich be encouraged to buy and eat more climate-friendly food (less CO2 emissions) and to reduce food-waste?

Solutions should focus on the following:

  • Making use of existing product information about food so citizens can reduce carbon footprint when shopping
  • Avoiding food-waste in the households due to easy to use solutions

Questions about this challenge can be posted in the #FoodForClimate channel

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