World Food Programme launches the Innovation Accelerator

The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched the WFP Innovation Accelerator to explore projects that work towards a world with zero hunger by 2030. The innovation hub is based in Munich and works together with experts and entrepreneurs. According to WFP’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, the current activities of the WFP do not suffice in achieving the goal of ending hunger by 2030, which means that ‘we must boldly seek new ideas, tools and solutions that make more food available’. The innovation accelerator will use new technology and big data in ‘Silicon Valley style‘.