The teams first ‘pitched’ their ideas to the company they were linked to for this challenge. Each company subsequently chose their own winner from the presented ideas.
The three ForFarmers teams had looked into a case which was about circular agriculture. The winning team out of these teams was the one consisting of Esther Snepvangers, Nina Linders, Sylke de Jong and Teun Thyssen. Their idea was: replace the cardboard and plastic used in special feed bags with compostable plastic (bioplastics) and paper and process herbal seeds in this paper, which the dairy farmer can use for herb-rich grassland. “An innovative idea”, according to Sustainability Officer Anouk Wentink, on behalf of the ForFarmers jury. “The team had also ideas as to which parties we could realise this with. And they had a fantastic presentation.”