Innovation is critical to enable the United Nations World Food Programme to deliver on its mandate to reach Zero Hunger. 

We put intention into innovation

Our goal is to reach Zero Hunger. To achieve this, we pilot and scale promising ideas by leveraging advances in digital innovation. We also provide Innovation Consulting Services to share knowledge with other agencies and organizations working towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

WFP Acceleration.
SDG Acceleration.
Frontiers Innovation.
Innovative Finance and Venture Launchpad

Our path to scale

The WFP Innovation Accelerator sources, supports and scales high-potential solutions to end hunger worldwide. We provide WFP staff, entrepreneurs, start-ups, companies and non-governmental organizations with access to funding, mentorship, hands-on support and WFP operations. 

Innovation challenges
Innovation Bootcamps
Sprint Programme
Scale-up Enablement

WFP is deploying bold new tools and approaches across its global operations to help solve hunger. Explore the disruptive innovations, technologies and business models driving change.

CODA (Conditional On-Demand Assistance)

Simplified solutions for complex programmes


Growing food in impossible places


Changing lives through financial inclusion

2021: A Year of Impact and Growth

Take a look and see what we have been able to accomplish together with your support last year:

Read our 2021 year in review


Bernard Kowatsch, Head of the WFP Innovation Accelerator, shares ten key lessons and inspirations from 2022. 


As the year 2022 comes to a close, here are some ways the WFP Innovation Accelerator has supported innovations to help solve the global food crisis, the climate crisis and other global problems.


At COP27, WFP will showcase disruptive solutions for climate action. Here’s a taste of some of our innovations that contribute to climate adaptation and resilience.