WFP/Cargill Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger 2019

Deadline: 1 Week

Deadline: February 28, 2019


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.

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.