Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge
WE4F’s mission is to expand the sustainable scale of small and growing enterprises (SGEs) that impact the sectors of food and water, food and energy, or all three sectors at the nexus (food, water, energy) to increase the sustainability of agricultural food value chains and address environmental and climate resilience in developing countries and emerging markets – with a particular focus on the poor and women.
WE4F will capitalize on the vast resources and learnings from Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development (SWFF) and Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) and adopt the most promising innovations/innovators identified and nurtured in those programs and support these innovations to grow and scale.
WE4F has the potential to bring about transformational change and large-scale impact in the food sector, assisting millions of people across the globe who are involved in the food chain. For this purpose, the WE4F programme strives to achieve the following impacts:
Increase in food production through a more sustainable and efficient usage of water and/ or energy
Increase in income for women and men in both rural and urban areas
The scaling of new solutions of the innovators to challenges in the WE4F nexus
Customers in the market are buying the newly developed products or services of the innovators
- Increase investments into enterprises at the WE4F nexus