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Waste Less to Feed More

Senior-level government officials emphasized the need to reduce postharvest loss to achieve global food security, environmental sustainability, and economic vitality. The Department of State hosted a forum dedicated to finding cross-sector solutions to postharvest loss. Assistant Secretary of the Economics and Business Affairs Bureau said in his opening remarks that there is “no silver bullet […]

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We Throw Away Half Our Food

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public concern over PHL. […]

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Food Prices Drop, But Food Waste Increases, Reports Say

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public concern over PHL. […]

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Food Waste: Half Of All Food Ends Up Thrown Away

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public […]

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UK Supermarkets Reject ‘Wasted Food’ Report Claims

The International Mechanical Engineers Association released a report titled “Global Food: Waste Not Want Not” stating that 30-50% of all food globally is wasted or lost. The report describes various instances where loss occurs, ranging from storage issues in India to supermarket waste in the UK. The report received substantial media coverage, demonstrating rising public […]

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Global InItIatIve on Food Losses and Waste ReductIon

The opportunity to solve postharvest loss issues lies among various stakeholders. Governments can provide better storage and infrastructure, businesses advanced technologies and improved supply chains, and researchers knowledge and information that is both accessible and appropriate to farmers of all types. These opportunities also present challenges, however. The postharvest loss stakeholder network faces obstacles with […]

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Tackling Waste Could Resolve Sustainability Challenges in Food Industry

The global food industry is increasingly concerned about food loss and food waste as prices rise for the third time in 5 years and global supply chains grow more vulnerable. Private sector mitigation strategies include forming the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), establishing food recovery programs, and composting food waste.  http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=104301

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ADB Announces 3-Year Pipeline of $525 Million to Promote Cambodia’s Growth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced its new business plan that has a strategic focus on Cambodia. The US$525 million pipeline will target urbanization of secondary towns, urban-rural linkages, and private sector development, among other things. It will support projects aiming to commercialize rice production and enhance supply chains overall. http://www.adb.org/news/cambodia/adb-announces-3-year-pipeline-525-million-promote-cambodias-growth?ref=themes/climate-change/newshttps://www.devex.com/en/news/blogs/adb-unveils-3-year-project-pipeline-for-cambodia?blog_id=the-development-newswire&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRouu6%2FMZKXonjHpfsX86%2BwrXqO1lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4FSspmI%2FqLAzICFpZo2FFcH%2FaQZA%3D%3D

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Asia’s Future Food Security Hinges on Modernization of Farm to Market Chains

ADB and the International Food Policy Research Center released a report on the importance of strong market supply chains in Asia. “The Quiet Revolution in Staple Value Food Chains” describes successes within the system and stresses the need to scale-up those strategies. http://www.adb.org/news/asias-future-food-security-hinges-modernization-farm-market-chains?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRohsqzKZKXonjHpfsX86%2BwrXqO1lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4FScRkI%2FqLAzICFpZo2FFcH%2FaQZA%3D%3D

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How to Manage Post-Harvest Loss

The Guardian featured an article on postharvest loss and its contributions to food security. Caspa van Vark reviews PHL reduction techniques such as the use of metal silos, bags, and the role of public and private interventions. http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/2012/dec/14/post-harvest-loss-food-security

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