Why does the World Food Programme go to Davos, Switzerland, every year to meet with leaders in government, business and civil society? To help achieve zero hunger by 2030.

Here are three ways we are doing this in 2016.

1. Keeping Hunger—And Its Solutions—On The Agenda

WFP is in Davos to build support for collaborative solutions and to forge relationships with companies that can bring capacity and innovation to our work so we can reach our Global Goal of zero hunger by 2030.

2. Building Relationships With Innovative Companies 

WFP partners with leading companies who want to use their expertise to make a difference in the world. They bring new perspectives to the challenges we face, and many of our most important private sector partnerships were formed or grew out of conversations at Davos. 

3. Discussing Big Ideas To Benefit The People We Serve

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is an opportunity for leaders to meet and talk about exciting, cross-cutting ideas that can make a big impact. 

At Davos, WFP is announcing its participation in a new initiative to unlock opportunities for smallholder farmers in the developing world. Backed by a consortium of public and private institutions, the Patient Procurement Platform (PPP) will make it possible for farmers to plant, harvest and sell enough high-quality crops to boost their income and increase food security. 

How WFP helps build stronger economies

Many of WFP’s programmes have a beneficial effect on local markets and economies. For example, whenever possible, WFP buys food from smallholder farmers for regional operations, and we are taking part in a consortium to connect farmers to larger, stable markets. WFP also works with local partners to create food production facilities in local communities, and our cash-based food assistance supports local economies and businesses.