5 innovations powered by artificial intelligence that tackle world hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. That is Sustainable Goal 2: Zero Hunger, one of 17 goals established in 2015 to address global challenges and create a more sustainable future for all. Photo: WFP/Sean Rajman.

Making optimal choices — Optimus

Optimus calculates the most cost-effective ways to get WFP food baskets to a given location. In the Photo: WFP warehouse staff prepare food for distribution in Ghasouleh, Syria. Photo: WFP/Hussam Al Saleh.

Joining the data points — HungerMap LIVE

WFP’s interactive HungerMap LIVE provides metrics on food security and hunger hotspots in near real-time.

Reading data from satellite images to speed up emergency response — SKAI

On-the-ground information is critical for mobilising assistance and reaching those in need during emergencies. In the photo: An aerial shot of the flooded areas driven by Cyclone Yaas in Bangladesh, 2021. Photo: WFP/Sayed Asif Mahmud.

Keeping lines of communication open — Voice to Text AI

Turning paper records into digital data — MEZA

MEZA allows digitizing paper records quickly using low-end smartphones. Photo: WFP/MEZA.

Emerging frontiers of humanitarian action

Learn more:

  • Find out about WFP’s frontier innovations portfolio — cutting-edge technologies and ideas that can offer new ways of delivering humanitarian assistance.
  • Watch this video to know more about our work with artificial intelligence.




Sourcing, supporting and scaling high-impact innovations to disrupt hunger.

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