Food Challenge

Shea Nourishing Food Kit

According to the United Nations, the global population is estimated to reach 10 billion by 2050. Unfortunately, the people and the planet are currently ill-equipped to support a population of that size. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than 25% of the global population do not receive adequate nutrients and 1 in 9 people go hungry each day. This is where Project Shea comes in – the Shea Nourishing Food Kit aims to amplify the discourse on the state and future of the many food systems in the world and to inspire communities around the world to become protagonists of a food-secure future. Envisioning a new future for our food system requires collaboration across academia, start-ups, industries and the society to look beyond silos and function as one. 


If the Shea Nourishing Food Kit resonates with you, you are invited to participate in the Shea Food Challenge. Participants must provide innovative technology-based solutions for a sustainable and low-carbon global food system that provides nutrition with minimal environmental impact. The system should also provide a pathway to overcome the current challenges and address the following interconnected aspects: the environment, economy, culture, food and technology. The Shea Food Challenge encourages solutions that:

Hybrid System

Smart Controls and Monitoring

Harvesting and

Local Plant Species


The Nourishing Food Kit is seeking creative, humanity-centred and technology-based solutions to meet our global food challenges. The Shea Food Challenge will favour solutions that emphasise on: