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.
- 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.
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.