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.

It’s in the Bag! This Simple Storage System Is Slashing Food Loss.

Farmers in Sudan lose up to 40% of their crops every year. Hermetic bags cost just $2 and reduce loss to less than 2%.

Women and Hunger

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.

Hunger and Food Waste

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.

Rethinking Packaging, Reducing Waste

What does waste and environmental sustainability look like for the world’s largest humanitarian organization?

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