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Last Thursday, 9 November, AgriShare won the 'Jury's Choice' award at the latest WFP Innovation Pitch Night. Developed by Welthungerhilfe, a German NGO, AgriShare is an online platform that helps smallholder farmers buy or loan to

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‘This can revolutionize assistance to vulnerable families across the globe’

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On Monday 6 November, six hopeful startups aim to secure up to US$ 100,000 in funding from the Accelerator. 

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Meet Anas, the first graduate of the WFP’s digital skills programme to find work in the global tech...

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How airtight post-harvest storage in Zambia can help achieve Zero Hunger...  

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In recent years, the ongoing conflict in Iraq has resulted in the displacement of more than three million people from their homes and jobs. Whilst some Iraqis have sought refuge in neighbouring…

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Every year the World Food Programme (WFP) assists some 80 million people in over 80 countries — making sure, they have access to the food and nutrition they need to live their lives at their fullest…

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To help the newbie social entrepreneur cut through the noise, we’ve put together a list of our favourite online sources, from the most tech-oriented websites to outlets…

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We're marking the first anniversary of WFP’s Innovation Accelerator officially opening its doors in Munich, Germany by taking a look back at an action packed year of…

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Earlier this month, WFP Iraq teamed up with the Innovation Accelerator to discover how user a user-centered approach to programming could build long-term skills and…

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A new citizen journalism project is giving a voice to young Sudanese refugees in Chad.

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MUNICH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deploying cutting-edge blockchain technology to make cash-based transfers faster, cheaper and more secure. …

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Vegetables previously thrown away purely for their looks are being transformed into nutritious school meals in Kenya.  

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Deep in the Jordanian desert you might be surprised to find a team of academics, computer scientists and humanitarians buzzing around washing-machine sized boxes,…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is fast approaching the peak of the hype cycle for emerging tech, but can it help improve the lives of the bottom billion?

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Smallholder farmers in Zambia have gone digital, advertising and coordinating sales, making payments and transporting crops with the help of a Virtual Farmers’ Market, a pilot project just…

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Watch again as eleven finalists pitch their ideas in the final stage of the Global Impact Challenge (GIC).

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Eleven up-and-coming start-ups will attend a week-long boot camp at the WFP Innovation Accelerator in Munich, Germany in a bid to secure the support needed to scale their idea. Having beaten off…

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By Brandi DeCarli, Founding Partner of Farm from a Box.

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WFP Algeria was the big winner at last week’s WFP Innovation Pitch Night, with ‘Hydro-Sahrawi’ nabbing the Jury’s Choice award in an evening of high tension and bold thinking.   …