The Pope Is Asking Us to Stop “Squandering” Food and #StoptheWaste

“If we wish to build a future where no one is left behind, we must create a present that radically rejects the squandering of food," says Pope Francis.

Stop Food Waste. Start Making Profit.

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.

United Nations World Food Programme Launches Global Movement to Help Fight Food Waste

#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.

The power of hermetic storage bags in Malawi to minimize food loss

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.

In Burundi, What Do Farmers and Food Waste Have in Common?

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.

Introduction of Hermetic Storage Reduces Food Loss in Yobe

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.

Policy Roundtable: Food Loss

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.

Ugly Veggies Destined for the Dump Now Feed Thousands of Kenyan Students

Vegetables that were previously thrown away purely for their looks are being transformed into nutritious school meals in Kenya.

Less Food Waste Means More Money for Rwanda Farmers

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.

Infographic: What’s the Difference Between Food Waste and Food Loss?

Nearly 30% of all the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. But how does that happen? This infographic has the answer.

How WFP Is Reducing Food Waste and Hunger

Johnson Kagoye, WFP government partnerships officer in Uganda, is committed to ending hunger by reducing food waste and loss.

These School Meals in Brazil Reduce Food Waste by Using Would-Be-Trash Vegetables

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.

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