Essay Competition on Preparation for Global Food Catastrophes

I am fund­ing a 1000 word es­say com­pe­ti­tion that is hosted by the Fu­ture of Hu­man­ity In­sti­tute and spon­sored by the Global Catas­trophic Risk In­sti­tute. It has a $2000 grand prize and $500 prizes in the cat­e­gories of tech­nol­ogy, eco­nomics, and policy. The dead­line is April 15, 2016. See here for why I think get­ting pre­pared for global food catas­tro­phes is high pri­or­ity. The goals of the com­pe­ti­tion are to raise aware­ness, get new ideas, and hope­fully mo­ti­vate more re­search. Please share with in­di­vi­d­u­als or de­part­ments you think would be in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing. Any­one can sub­mit. It would be great and if an effec­tive al­tru­ist won it, be­cause then the money would be used effec­tively.

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