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Food loss and food waste are major contributors to global hunger. If we could recover all the food we waste, we could feed every hungry person on the planet twice over.
What does waste and environmental sustainability look like for the world’s largest humanitarian organization?
At a time when 1 in 9 people go to bed hungry every day while obesity is on the rise, the United Nations has challenged the world to cut global food waste in half by 2030.
In nearly two-thirds of countries around the world, women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. Read their stories and see what WFP is doing to help them achieve equality.
Africa’s small-scale farmers lose up to 40% of all the food they harvest. Today, 320,000 farmers across Africa, over half of which are women, participate in WFP’s Zero Food Loss Initiative.
Africa’s smallholder families lose up to 40 percent of their harvest to insects, rodents and mould. But a simple solution can virtually eliminate such losses and improve families’ incomes, food availability, health and nutrition.
Post-harvest food loss is a major contributor to hunger and under nutrition affecting farming families across Africa. Farmers who chose to participate in WFP’s Zero Food Loss Initiative have seen a drastic reduction in grain losses, a tripling of incomes, and availability of food throughout the lean season.
Global hunger isn’t about a lack of food. Right now, the world produces enough food to nourish every man, woman and child on the planet.