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2023 Semifinalists Selected for WFF Startup Innovation Awards


The WFF Startup Innovation Awards, powered by Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) are a global startup competition established to support and showcase young innovators and entrepreneurs who are harnessing the power of technology to drive the sustainable transformation of agrifood systems in support of ending global hunger and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. For the third edition, we received 400 application submissions from 69 countries across all FAO Four Better categories (Better Production, Better Nutrition, Better Environment, and Better Life) and we have selected 34 semi-finalists.

Here are the semi-finalists:

Better Production

Better Nutrition

Better Environment

Better Life

Eight finalists will pitch their startups live at the Startup Innovation Awards Finals during 2023 World Food Forum Flagship at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy, on 16-20 October. Congratulations to the 34 semi-finalists of the WFF Startup Innovation Awards for leading the way on transforming our agrifood systems, and good luck in the next phase of the competition!