Congratulations to the 34 semi-finalists of The WFF Startup Innovation Awards

WFF Startup Innovation Awards Winners Announced

 In the finals of the World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards, 4 winners were chosen from 8 finalists who pitched their research ideas to a global audience and a panel of judges on the mainstage of the World Food Forum flagship event.


The second day of the five-day WFF Flagship event was devoted to innovation, and began with young researchers pitching their projects at the Transformative Research Challenge (TRC) Finals.

Finalists Announced for 2022 World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards, powered by Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)

The World Food Forum (WFF), in partnership with Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), announced the 2022 finalists WFF Startup Innovation Awards.

Meet Gerald Barekye, Farmer and Researcher Mobilizing Youth to Advocate for Sustainable Agriculture and Green Energy

Mr. Gerald Barekye is a farmer, researcher and youth mobilizer in Uganda. After completing his studies, he started a youth-led policy advocacy organization, the Centre for Environmental Research and Agriculture innovations (CERAI), to organize and push the agenda for sustainability in agriculture and life.

Semifinalists Selected for WFF Startup Innovation Awards

The first-round review of the World Food Forum (WFF) Startup Innovation Awards, powered by our partner Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), has been completed and the semifinalistas have been selected. The Evaluation Committee reviewed over 140 applications from more than 60 countries around the world.

Meet Patrick Kuyokwa, Agri-entrepreneur Promoting Sustainable and Economically Viable Agriculture

Mr. Patrick Kuyokwa is the co-founder and CEO of Agricentre, an agricultural enterprise promoting permaculture and sustainable agricultural practices among smallholder farmers in northern Malawi.

Meet Eddie Kago, Mobilizer of Digital Youth for Food Systems Equity

Eddie Kago is from Kenya where he leads a team of software engineers to innovate for the agricultural supply chain with blockchain technology. Through his startup, Vibranium ID, he works with the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Programme for Capacity Development in Africa (P4CDA).

Meet Tracy Rashida Alhassan Bawa, Entrepreneur Working in Ghana to Improve Rural Livelihoods in a More Sustainable Way

Ms. Tracy Rashida Alhassan Bawa is a co-founder of BOOD Company Limited and works in rural communities in Northern Ghana. She endeavors to build a model to provide resources for rural farmers to improve crop productivity and quality.

Meet Lovell Bai Bangura, Founder of a Social Enterprise to End Food Insecurity

Lovell Bai Bangura leads The Farm Investment Limited Sierra Leone, a social enterprise with its own factory that produces peanut-based products with peanuts sourced from local farmers..

Meet Leutsoa Ezekiel Khobotlo, Farmer and Agro-consultant Practicing Smart Agriculture as Social Enterprise

Leutsoa Ezekiel Khobotlo is a young, determined Mosotho man in Lesotho, who started farming on a small plot of land to support his family and grew his activities into a social enterprise big enough to supply fresh and nutritious vegetables to the local supermarket and hospital.

Meet Gonroudobou Marietta, Young Agricultural Researcher Lighting Up the Future of Agriculture

Ms. Gonroudobou Marietta is a young agricultural researcher from Benin in Western Africa. She is a big dreamer who is working to share knowledge and create a bright future for agriculture in Africa..