On Monday 6 November, our third and final Innovation Boot Camp of the year begins in Munich with six hopeful startups aiming to secure up to US$ 100,000 in funding from the Accelerator. 

 

Over the course of the week, innovation and humanitarian experts will introduce start-ups and WFP entrepreneurs to some of the opportunities, techniques and technologies that can help aid the fight against hunger. They'll deep dive field level challenges, ideate solutions and refine project plans with the support of the Accelerator. On Thursday 9 November, teams will pitch their idea to an audience of partners, investors and WFP management with the goal of securing up to US$ 100,000 from the Accelerator's Sprint Programme.  To meet this month's participating teams, read on!

 

FarmDrive

FarmDrive uses mobile phones, alternative data, and machine learning to close the critical data gap that prevents financial institutions from lending to creditworthy smallholder farmers. Read more...

 

Wings for Aid & DLR

Developed by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Wings for Aid, this initiative hopes to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver large quantities of humanitarian assistance to areas affected by conflict or disaster. Read more...

 

Agri-Share by Deutsche Welthungerhilfe

Supported by Welthungerhilfe, Agri-Share is an online platform that provides smallholder farmers with critical market information and helps them buy or loan tools and machinery from local vendors. Read more...

 

Post-Harvest Loss Prevention by WFP

Zero Post-Harvest Losses is a WFP initiative helping smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa preserve their harvests from spoilage and pests with simple, but superior, airtight storage equipment and appropriate training. Read more...

 

Safety-Nets Alert Platform (SNAP) by WFP

The Safety-Nets Alert Platform (SNAP) is a demand driven, innovative household behaviour and market monitoring system that serves to enhance food security early warning, risk management, and social protection.  Read more...

 

Digital Children's Nutrition Map by WFP

Led by WFP's China Country Office, the Children’s Digital Nutrition Map is an interactive learning tool that helps children and parents learn about good nutrition and improve their eating habits.