Belgium is giving the World Food Programme (WFP) €2 million to support its efforts to advance innovative solutions that tackle hunger.

The funding will back WFP’s ongoing research into the best ways to harness drone and blockchain technologies in the fight to achieve zero hunger by 2030.

“The challenge of reaching zero hunger by 2030 is immense. Humanitarians must relentlessly look for ways to harness the most promising digital technologies in the service of the world’s most vulnerable people. We are grateful to committed partners such as Belgium for helping us do just that,” said WFP, Chief of Staff Rehan Asad.

The UN Agency took part in last week’s high-level discussions on the need to use tech for humanitarian purposes, as stakeholders increasingly seek to tap into the fact innovation saves lives.