Extreme Tech Challenge and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Strategic Partnership to Advance Technology Based Resilient Food Systems

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) has announced a strategic partnership with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to empower tech entrepreneurs who are driving transformative innovations in nutrition and food security around the world in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including “Zero Hunger.” 

During the XTC 2021 Global Finals hosted by TechCrunch, FAO and XTC announced the introduction of the World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards, powered by XTC. 

The World Food Forum (WFF) is an FAO Youth Committee project to improve food systems and end poverty and malnutrition for good. This year’s WFF will take place from October 1 to 6. This new WFF Startup Innovation Awards, funded by XTC, will honour the candidates who showed the most promise for delivering meaningful change to agri-food systems in the 2020 and 2021 Extreme Tech Challenges. 

This collaboration will provide great XTC startups with more exposure, recognition, and opportunity to develop their businesses and apply their solutions to real-world issues that the UN is addressing. The FAO’s aim to end hunger and create high-quality food security for all is directly addressed by the Extreme Tech Challenge AgTech, Food & Water competition area. 

Extreme Tech Challenge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit company whose aim is to support startups that are developing new technologies to address global issues. It is the world’s largest ecosystem and competition for purpose-driven technology, based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (SDGs). 

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