Wheat field at sunset

How innovations can solve world hunger

In this episode of the Better Heroes podcast series, host Matt C. Smith talks to Rob Dongoski and Bernhard Kowatsch on how innovations can help solve food insecurity.

Can we solve global hunger? Is there enough food on earth to support a growing population? How will climate change impact our food supply?

Today’s Better Heroes are Rob Dongoski, EY Global Food and Agriculture Leader and Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of the UN World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator.

Learn more about World Food Programme here.

Key takeaways: 

  • Through the EY Ripples program, EY people are devoting their time to SDG-focused projects. The program brings together the combined skills, knowledge and experience of the global EY network in pursuit of one shared vision: to positively impact one billion lives by 2030.
  • There is a paradox that the world has both hunger and obesity at the same time. Impact Entrepreneurs are paving the way with innovative techniques to combat food insecurity.
  • Through the EY Ripples program, EY people help agtech enterprises to scale their business models.

You can also listen to this podcast via other platforms including Apple and Spotify.

For your convenience, full text transcript of this podcast is also available.


Matt C Smith
Professional MC, Broadcaster & Host, The Lunicorn
Bernhard Kowatsch
Founder and Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme


Episode 5


30m 9s