World Food Programme/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 boot camp 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.
  • Show initial evidence of their solution, such as the results of user research or initial tests of their prototypes.


Deadline is February 28, 2019


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