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As we enter the fourth year of the World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator, we wanted to reflect on our most important key metric — impact.

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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. Abdallah Nassir, Abdallah Yacoub, Abakar, Hissein, Kaltouma, Sima and Hannan are among the 20,000…

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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.   In Jordan’s Azraq…

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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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By Nadia Papasidero In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. Yet in recent years,&nbsp…

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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.   The…

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As the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development takes place in Bonn, Germany, this week (1-3 March), read about one of the innovative projects the World Food Programme (WFP) is showcasing…

WFP’s Innovation Accelerator hosted its first innovation meet-up in Nairobi, Kenya, earlier this week. With less than three weeks remaining until the close of the Global Impact Challenge, we teamed…

Last week we were proud to be included in Fast Company’s ‘The Most Innovative Companies of 2017 by Sector’, for food. Despite only launching officially in July 2016, our “Silicon Valley approach to…