Scale-Up Enablement Programme

The Scale-Up Enablement Programme supports advanced stage innovations which have already proven their project concepts within WFP field operations, and are working to optimize their impact and reach at regional or global levels.

Nilus

Poverty should not be more expensive

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative

Building resilient food systems through R4’s integrated climate risk management approach

The WFP PHL Venture

Sustainable Post-Harvest Loss Management (PHL) business models to enhance food security and income for smallholder farmers

Optimus

Data-driven insights to save lives

EMPACT

Connecting youth to the digital economy - Graduated Project

Building Blocks

Blockchain network for humanitarian assistance - Graduated Project

Sprint Programme

Our Sprint Programme is an intensive six-month acceleration programme that helps innovators and start-ups reach proof-of-concept and develop prototypes ready for implementation. Teams receive up to US$100,000 in funding, world-class mentors, and access to WFP’s global network of partners field operations.

Ancestral Markets

Bridging worlds to guarantee nutritious food for all

Annapurti - GrainATM

Strengthening India’s last-mile access to food

AflaSight

Treating aflatoxin-infected maize at scale

Bancalimentos

You make the difference

Arable

Increasing smallholder farmer resilience through agronomic advising and micro-insurance

Boomitra

Accelerating soil carbon removal on a planetary scale

Armenia Project

An asset-backed loan model for agro-businesses in Armenia to install solar stations and reduce the cost of food production

Clean Cooking

Saving up to 70 percent of energy needs in WFP school canteens through heat retention bags

Clear Plate

Save food, get rewards and make a difference!

Alumni

Alumni projects have completed their life cycle with the WFP Innovation Accelerator. Some have scaled-up or were rolled into WFP’s operations, while others may have gone their own way. All have had the chance to test their innovations in WFP’s field projects and gained valuable insights that will inform their future paths.

Fortified wheat flour. Photo: WFP/Sayed Asif Mahmud

Chakki Fortification

Adding nutritional value to wheat flour

CBT Cash Back

Cash-back incentives to promote healthy food consumption

Apeel Sciences

Extending the shelf life of fresh produce

Kuza One

Reimagining the future of farming

Thrive Agric

Enabling agriculture
WFP, Water for People and UNHCR staff learning at the Gicumbi DEFAST Plant. Photo: WFP/Jean Pierre Bucyensenge

DEFAST

Producing fertilizer and cooking briquettes in refugee camps

Circular Food Assistance

Upcycling waste into useful products

Electric Pressure Cookers for Schools (EPC4S)

Clean cooking solution for school canteens
Photo: WFP/Jean Luc Habimana

Rainmaker

Developing solar-powered water pumps and services for regenerative agriculture

Eco-Friendly Cold Storage

Innovative refrigeration systems for fresh food
Children holding up Mbala Pinda snacks. Photo: WFP/Jose Shehata

Mbala Pinda

Improving nutrition and empowering women through traditional snacks
A student in Africa. Photo: WFP/Gabriel Baptista

School Connect

Digitalising inventory management and attendance tracking
Testing the Nutri-India app

Nutri-India

Training India's school cooks on nutrition
Photo: WFP/Michael Tewelde

Saving Grains

Turning food losses into income

Network Fresh

Redistributing food to fight hunger and waste
Children and a teacher playing in a community preschool. Photo: WFP/Mia Collis

Tiny Totos

Harnessing the social influence of informal, community-based daycares