PRESSR: The Ministry of Economy and Planning announces the winners of the “Innovation Challenge to Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture”

Today, October 29, the Ministry of Economy and Planning announced the winners of the “Innovation Challenge to Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture,” on the sidelines of the “InFlavour Expo 2023” exhibition held in Riyadh.

The Director General of the External Communication Department for Sustainable Development in the Ministry, Mr. Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil, announced the 12 innovators who won the challenge, which was launched by the UpLink platform of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Planning and cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, on June 28, and the challenge attracted 246 applications from innovators and startups in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania.

  The winners were selected after the jury reviewed the applications submitted for the challenge, whose focus areas were knowledge, skills and education; resource efficiency and sustainability; comprehensive technology;

and innovative financing. It aims to find smart solutions to improve food production, enhance living standards, and respond

The repercussions of climate change, and the effective care of the planet’s resources within food systems.

The winners will receive a cash prize, in addition to facilitating their participation in events, projects and communities led by the World Economic Forum and partners. And ensuring their communication with institutions and their spread through the digital media channels of the World Economic Forum and UpLink.

Al-Zamil stressed that the Kingdom’s commitment to confronting global challenges prompts it to launch initiatives to develop innovative solutions to achieve this goal, noting that the high demand for the “Innovation to Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture” challenge confirms the Kingdom’s position on the global stage and confidence in the initiatives it proposes or is a part of.” .

It is noteworthy that two initiatives were launched - the “Innovation to Promote Food Security in Arid Regions” challenge in January 2023 and the “Innovation to Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture” challenge last June, according to an agreement signed by the Ministry of Economy and Planning and the UpLink platform of the World Economic Forum, and the challenge was carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Planning. Environment, water and agriculture, with the support of a number of local and international bodies, including: Al Baraka Fund, Kaku Capital, and the Centre

Saudi Arabia for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, IVICA, Federation of Saudi Chambers, Inox Capital, Climo, NEOM, Nestlé, Roots Ventures, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, and the World Food Forum.

The 12 winning startups are:

Alkama (United Kingdom)

AMAATI (Ghana)

Amini (Kenya)

BillionCarbon (India)

Dvara E-Registry (India)

Instacrops (Chile)

Kheyti (India)

MoaTech (UK)

Spowdi (Sweden)

Unibaio (Argentina)

UpTrade (Pakistan)

VIA (Australia)

#Government data
- I finish -

© Press Release 2023

Disclaimer regarding the content of press releases
The content of these press releases is provided by an external provider. We do not accept any responsibility or have permission to control such content. This content is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither we nor our affiliates will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy, endorsement or completeness of the opinions, views, information or materials contained in such content.
Press releases are provided for informational purposes only; The content does not suggest any advice on legal, investment or tax aspects or any opinions on the suitability, value or profitability of any particular portfolio or investment strategy. Neither we nor our affiliates will be liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the Content, or for any actions you take in reliance on that Content. You expressly agree and acknowledge that you bear full responsibility for the use of the information contained in these press releases.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, Refinitiv, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, advertisers, content providers and licensors (collectively the “Refinitiv Parties”) will have no liability (either jointly or individually) to you. For any direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental, punitive or exemplary damages; This includes, but is not limited to: loss of profits, loss of savings or revenue, whether due to negligence, tort, contract or other theories of liability, even if the Refinitiv Parties have been advised of the possibility of any such damages and losses or could have foreseen them. Actually happening.

ZAWYA 2023 ©

Every question you ask will be answered
Scan the QR code to contact us
whatsapp
Also you can contact us via