World Food Programme/Cargill Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger 2019

World Food Programme/Cargill Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger 2019

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Applications are open for the WFP/Cargill Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger 2019. The Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger is looking for proposals that could transform the lives of smallholder farmers and small-scale livestock producers, reach a step change in food systems or increase the effectiveness of emergency response.

From mobile applications to artificial intelligence, post-harvest loss prevention and new cultivation techniques, the challenge is seeking low- and high-tech solutions, business model innovations and more.

Selected teams will participate in a joint bootcamp at the WFP Innovation Accelerator from 13 to 17 May 2019 in Munich, Germany, where they will tackle field-level challenges and refine project plans with the hands-on support of industry experts and partners including Cargill leaders.

Benefits

  • Teams will also get a chance to receive up to US$100,000 in equity-free funding and access to a global network to test the solution’s impact and scalability in the field.

Eligibility

Start-ups, private companies and NGOs teams must

  • be a registered company, with a for-profit or not-for-profit designation,
  • have a minimum viable product, and
  • show initial evidence of their solution, such as results of user research or initial tests of their prototypes.

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger.

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