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UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge
Agri Tech and Digital Services Climate Change Financial Services Food Business Marketing and Trade

The UNDP WACA Youth Innovation Challenge is an initiative designed to identify and support the transformative innovations and resilience of young people from West and Central Africa. It follows the 2021 inaugural edition – Sahel Innovate Challenge – which provided 10 youth from across the Sahel Region with funding ranging from $1,000 - $20,000 to bolster their innovations.

All Countries
Deadline: 2nd of September 2022
Smallholder Irrigation Revitalization Program
Agrodealer and Inputs Extension Services Food Business

The Smallholder Irrigation Revitalization Program (SIRP) invites proposals from African cooperatives, producer groups, and associations for grant financing and local support for innovative solutions related to irrigation schemes. Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives and SMEs in Zimbabwe working directly in the Agriculture value chain. 

Deadline: 30th of September 2022
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation
Climate Change Nutrition

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Middle East. The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants.

All Countries
Deadline: 1st of September 2022
UNCAP Funding For African Entrepreneurs
Food Business

UNCAP, an award-winning platform aimed at providing access to early-stage funding for entrepreneurs in Africa is putting out the call for start-up businesses to apply for the chance to receive early-stage capital ranging between 10,000 EUR and 50,000 EUR.

Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda
Deadline: 30th of November -0001
Banyan Tree Global Foundation — Greater Good Grants
Food Safety Food Business

Bayan Tree Global Foundation accepts applications for the “2023 Greater Good Grants,” which aim to impactful initiatives that benefit local communities and environments in Eastern Africa and Morocco. The main focus areas for projects include freshwater access, alternative livelihood development that protects the environment, management of food waste and humanitarian themes.

Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Morocco
Deadline: 30th of September 2022
Curt Bergfors Foundation — Food Planet Prize
Food Business Nutrition

The Food Planet Prize seeks ideas that could solve the dilemma of feeding a growing population on a warming planet. The prize awards two initiatives with €2 million each to speed up their product, project, or program. Nominees can be individuals, groups, organizations or businesses. Nominations from all over the world are welcome. 

All Countries
Deadline: 30th of September 2022
Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation — Sustainable Livelihoods
Food Business Financial Services

The Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation supports entrepreneurial and income-generating initiatives that provide access to independent, self-determined and sustainable livelihoods. Funding is to local organizations that implement projects for positive change and economic independence in their communities. 

South Africa, Rwanda
Deadline: 21st of August 2022
Sahee Foundation — Development in Swaziland
Agri Food News and Media

The Sahee Foundation makes grants for agriculture, health, education, and environment in Swaziland and Peru. Sahee selects its partners among regional organizations that are well integrated in these target countries, as well as among local groups in Swaziland and Peru that are launching development project. 

Deadline: Rolling
Hello Tomorrow — Global Startup Challenge
Agri Tech and Digital Services Climate Change Nutrition Financial Services Marketing and Trade

The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge seeks startups from all around the world that use advanced technology to answer societal or industrial challenges. The challenge includes one category for startups that focus on energy, food, agriculture & environment, among 10 others. The grand prize is €100 thousand for the best early-stage startup (€30 thousand for 2nd place, and €20 thousand for 3rd place)

Debt Financing
All Countries
Deadline: 23rd of September 2022
FAO World Food Day Poster Contest (Age 5-19)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) calls on children and teens from all over the world (age 5 to 19) to use their imagination and create a poster showing a world where no one is left behind, and everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. Winners will be promoted by FAO offices around the world and receive a surprise gift bag. 

All Countries
Deadline: 4th of November 2022