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)

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