Deadline: September 30,2021.
Are you interested in solving challenges in the agri-food sector? Apply for the Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge 2021.
The Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge is known for recognizing new products and services that can help farmers and food companies to increase their production, competitiveness, and effectiveness while conserving agrobiodiversity.

BENEFITS
Selected winners of the Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge will receive:
~Two grants/free equity of USD $5,000 to each of the top two innovators.
~Mentoring.
~Partenership with a CGIAR scientist or team to provide guidance.
~Expertise support will be provided to equip innovators with tools, technical assistance, and strategic guidance.
~Three winning ideas (team or member) will receive two full scholarships worth USD $25,000 each and one additional full tuition assistance for participation in the Master Level Open Innovation & Youth Entrepreneurship course and lots more

ELIGIBILITY
*Startups.
*International Organizations(IOs)
*National Agriculture Research System (NARS)
* Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
*Private companies.
*Universities.
*Individuals (e.g farmers, processors, engineers, etc)

Selection Criteria
Evaluation will be based on:
★Market readiness
★Impact on Agrobiodiversity, Consumption, Production, and Conservation
★Maturity of the innovation.
★Scientific relevance – research approach proposed to address the problem.
★Sustainability and scalability of the solution.
★Team’s quality (competence, technical motivation, gender, age)

APPLICATION
You are expected to enter your solution details by the closing deadline of September 30 for a chance to be selected as one of the finalists. Shortlisted finalists will be invited for the presentations on Monday, 15 November with the selection committee, investors, CGIAR partners and staff, and global audience.

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For more information, kindly visit Agrobiodiversity Innovation Challenge: https://www.eatgrowsave.org/agrobiodiversity-innovation-challenge