UN Urges Asia to Cut Post-Harvest Losses

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Unido) is urging Asian nations to reduce their PHL. This statement was made at a recent ASEAN meeting, in which Asian PHL has been estimated to be around 30% of yearly food production, and valued at about $5 billion. Rice in particular is plagued by rodents, which cause about 6% loss, about the amount 225 million Asians consume in a year. The Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, and Singapore are five nations that are unable to produce all the rice demanded by their citizens.


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