08 February 2019 | News
Cargill has committed $550,000 in support of the WFP Innovation Accelerator.
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The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator and Cargill have announced a call for applications for the Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger, running from 4 to 28 February 2019. The idea is for start-ups, private companies and NGOs 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 to 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 $100,000 in equity-free funding and access to a global network to test the solution’s impact and scalability in the field.
Cargill has committed $550,000 in support of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, which is specifically designed to identify, nurture and scale bold solutions to achieve zero hunger.