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In Malawi, farmers have learned how to properly store their grains and sell them for a profit. The money now pays for things like school fees, soap and livestock.
#StoptheWaste is a global campaign to raise awareness about the huge amounts of edible food that is discarded every day – a habit that must be overcome if we are to make real progress in eradicating global hunger.
Ready for Storage! With hermetic bags, smallholder farmers retain more than 98 % of their harvest! In Malawi, WFP has trained 61,000 members of farmer organizations, 49 percent of whom were women, in post-harvest handling so they can #StopThe Waste and make more money.
90 percent of Burundi's population is entirely dependent on agriculture, yet the country doesn't produce nearly enough food to feed everyone. Cutting food loss can help.
Three-hundred farmers each received eight specially-made, airtight, 110-pound bags to protect their grains from insects, rodents, mold and moisture. The results were astonishing.
On April 17, 2019, WFP USA convened a group of stakeholders in policy, the private sector and humanitarianism for a roundtable discussion about the causes of, effects of and solutions to food waste.
Vegetables that were previously thrown away purely for their looks are being transformed into nutritious school meals in Kenya.
Around 70% of Rwandans work in the agricultural sector, yet they lose vast amounts of their harvest before it ever reaches their plates or markets.
Nearly 30% of all the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. But how does that happen? This infographic has the answer.
Johnson Kagoye, WFP government partnerships officer in Uganda, is committed to ending hunger by reducing food waste and loss.
New recipes are changing the way Brazil's school kitchens operate. Rather than being thrown away, beetroot leaves, carrot tops and pumpkin peels give more nutrients and flavor to dishes.
Farmers in Sudan lose up to 40% of their crops every year. Hermetic bags cost just $2 and reduce loss to less than 2%.