Thursday, August 21, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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College students compete online for hunger grant

Two groups of UC Davis students are competing in a worldwide challenge to fight global hunger. The 2013 Thought for Food Challenge has put the call out to compete for seed funding.

Team UC Davis, made up of students from international agricultural development and the department of plant sciences, is developing a social game for Facebook that places users in the shoes of a developing-world farmer and tasks them with surviving and thriving when faced with challenges a resource-poor farmer would face. When purchases are made in the game, money is actually transferred to nonprofits working to distribute goods to real farmers in these same nations.

Team Foodisclosure proposes low-cost, solar-powered LED lights for raising chickens in regions with less winter sunlight, encouraging the hens to remain productive throughout the year.

Advancement is based on online voting through Friday; at the top of the Thought for Food page, at http://tffchallenge.com/about, supporters can click “Like” for their favorite team. These “likes” account for 25 percent of the criteria to move one step closer to the $10,000 grand prize, with a panel of three judges providing the remainder of the decision-making power.

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