Applications call for World Bank 2020 Innovation Challenge. It is the initiative of the World Bank’s Agriculture Observatory with the support of Draper University. Moreover, the program is launching three innovation challenges to accelerate the world response to the growing effects of climate change in agriculture and tackle some of the most urgent needs in SADC agriculture and food security today.
The agriculture sector faces increasing risks as natural disasters become more frequent and disruptive due to climate change. Climate change is expected to intensify the following agriculture risks in the South Africa Development Community (SADC):
To incentivize the development of these risk financing tools, the World Bank is launching the following three challenges with the aim to demonstrate alternative ways of collecting or monitoring critical datasets and indices that can be used to ultimately assess in a granular, scalable and dynamic way the various dimensions of impact-induced by agricultural stressors.
The winners of each challenge on World Bank 2020 Innovation Challenge will have an opportunity to
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