MENA Agri-Food-Tech Challenge

MENA Agri-Food-Tech Challenge is now open.

TFF invites innovators across the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region to share their innovative ideas to transform food systems.

Deadline; February 5th, 2022

Read more on how to apply here

TFF invites innovators across the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region to share their innovative ideas to transform food systems.

The TFF 2022 MENA Agri-Food-Tech Challenge is organised by the global Thought For Food (TFF) Foundation, in collaboration with the Food for Future Summit.

The summit will take place between 23rd to 24th of February during food and agriculture week at Expo 2020 Dubai.


All entrepreneurs from the MENA region who have a solution to create a better, more sustainable, and resilient food system are invited to apply for the TFF 2022 MENA Challenge. We accept applications at any stage, including concept and prototype development, as well as post-seed funding.

We’re on the lookout for the most innovative thinkers who can help us disrupt the status quo. If this describes you, please apply! We welcome entrepreneurs and teams developing solutions for every aspect of the food chain, including those developing solutions for:

  • Digitized supply chains
  •  Automated urban farming systems
  •  Nutritious new foods
  •  Sustainable alternative proteins
  •  Regenerative smallholder production
  • Circular approaches to reduce food waste
  • A chance to win the Grand Prize of US$ 8,000 and the Runner-Up Prize of US$ 4,000.
  • An opportunity to visit the Food For Future Summit & Expo in Dubai on the 23rd and 24th of February 2022.

Other Benefits

  • Unlimited access to the TFF Digital Labs collaboration platform
  • Online training in entrepreneurship/ food systems/ innovation
  • Global changemaker community
Regional Impact
  • Engage and empower local food and agric entrepreneurs and innovators to address development challenges through partnership with the TFF global network and continuous support from the TFF Team during and after the innovation challenge.
  • To harness the promise of innovation in food and agriculture, integrate global expertise, processes, channels, and actions. Increase the scale of inclusive ideas and technologies, as well as create synergies among innovators in the MENA region and beyond.
  • Create an environment that encourages people to think of new ways to revolutionize the food and agriculture industries.
  • Create an enabling climate through public-private partnerships and possibilities for co-creation with a wide range of participants, practitioners, and experts.
  • To stimulate and scale up food-agri-tech innovation, catalyze and strengthen partnerships as well as public and private investments.

Visit The Official Website of The 2022 MENA Agri-Food-Tech Challenge for More Information And to Apply  


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