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.

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.

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.

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%.

Food Waste & Food Loss

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?

Beyond Fridges and Landfills: Shaking Up the Food Waste Debate

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.

Women Are Hungrier: Reducing Food Waste

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.

WFP’s Zero Food Loss Initiative: Reaching 200 Million Farmers by 2030

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.

How to Cut Food Loss From 40% to 2%

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.

#RecipeForDisaster: Join the Movement!

#RecipeForDisaster: Join the Movement!

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WFP Receives Nobel Peace Prize

Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger and we’re working on the front lines.

Yemen’s people have been hit hardest, and they urgently need YOUR help to keep from starving.

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