DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) --
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said
on Sunday it has set aside 4.5 million U.S. dollars to support
innovative ideas aimed at ending hunger, malnutrition and
improving food security in Tanzania.
Michael Dunford, WFP
country representative for Tanzania, said the financial support
followed an analysis by the global food agency that there are
huge opportunities for innovation among Tanzanian entrepreneurs
that, if well designed and supported, can help in ending
malnutrition and hunger.
“We believe that we
can do better if we get the best ideas and find a way to make
them work at a large scale at the same time having the best
innovators to work with,” Dunford said.
The WFP announced
earlier this year that it was working with authorities to
integrate Tanzania into the universal methodology for measuring
food security so as to ease international response whenever
there is food shortage.