2019 WFP and Cargill Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger
Deadline: February 28, 2019.
The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator and Cargill announce a call for applications for the Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger, running from 4 to 28 February 2019. Start-ups, private companies and NGOs are encouraged to submit bold solutions that can sustainably lift people out of hunger.
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.
Teams applying to the challenge 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.
Cargill has committed US$550,000 in support of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, which is specifically designed to identify, nurture and scale bold solutions to achieve zero hunger.
Teams can apply at: http://innovation.wfp.org/apply.