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Shell Foundation/FCDO | Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Prize


Food Systems | Innovation


Food Systems | Innovation


August 14, 2024




50,000 USD


Startups | NGOs | Universities | Companies

Shell Foundation/FCDO | Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Prize


South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa


The Prize is seeking groundbreaking solutions that empower smallholder farmers in to reduce post-harvest loss.

Shell Foundation and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) aims to increase farmer incomes by reducing post-harvest losses in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. To accomplish this objective, it is necessary to implement scalable, cost-effective solutions that cater to the post-harvest requirements of smallholder farmers. These solutions should encourage sustainable agricultural practices while harnessing the benefits of clean energy technologies.

The Post Harvest Loss Innovation Prize is seeking innovative solutions that reduce post-harvest loss for smallholder farmers in emerging markets. Funding from the prize is unrestricted. 

This prize offers more than just a $50,000 financial reward for the winning applicant. Finalists gain access to a network of experienced industry leaders and receive media exposure to showcase their innovation. The winner will also benefit from access to Factor E’s post investment support . Gain the resources and recognition you need to accelerate your agritech journey, grow your innovation, and create impact. 


The Post Harvest Loss Innovation Prize led by Factor E Ventures, together with Shell Foundation, FCDO, ISF Advisors, MicroSave Consulting (MSC), and And More Associates is dedicated to uncovering the next big breakthrough in technology to reduce post-harvest losses for smallholder farmers.

Applications may be submitted by any entity including startups, universities, non-profit organizations or for-profit companies.

For more information & application, click here.

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