What Mangoes in Kenya Can Teach Us About Food Loss

Today, 40 percent of all food produced is never eaten, which is the equivalent of throwing nearly $1 trillion right in the trash—lost labor, water, energy, profits to small farmers, and so much more. The goal of our YieldWise Initiative is to make a sizeable dent in food loss in places where it matters most—in Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania to start—where up to half of all food grown is lost. Fruits, vegetables, and staple crops are the most vulnerable to loss. In the end, we hope to reduce post-harvest losses and improve millions of rural lives.
Issue: Food Waste Typology: Policies
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