Innovation Challenge by GIZ
The GIZ agricultural Innovation fund is looking for startups or small businesses with innovative ideas for the agri-food sector in Africa (Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia) and South East Asia.
The global community has set itself the goal to end hunger by 2030. To achieve this, agriculture must become more efficient and sustainable along the entire value chain. Current approaches are not sufficient to achieve this. Practicable and regionally adapted innovations are needed. The Agricultural Innovation Fund aims to promote these.
Each participant can apply for one of the following categories:
- Mechanization in the context of agriculture,
- Digitalisation in the context of agriculture,
- Renewable energies in the context of agriculture
The three winners of each category will receive a support package that will be individually tailored to their innovation with a total value of up to EUR 50,000. The package of the second-place winners is worth up to EUR 20,000 and the third-place winners up to EUR 10,000.
The deadline for submission of all applications is 15 April 2020.
More and how to apply: https://www.weltohnehunger.org/innovation-challenge-en.html