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Food Waste

FOOD WASTE UP TO 1/3 of ALL food is lost or wasted WORLDWIDE This amounts to nearly 56% U.S. $ 680 BIL BREAKDOWN (~1 Billion Metric Tons) in developed countries and Developed Countries 44% U.S. $310 BIL Developing Countries in developing countries. "Millions of people around the world go to bed hungry every night, and yet millions of tonnes of food end up in trash cans or spoiled on the way to market." Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank North America & Oceania The amount of calories that are 1,520 lost or wasted per person per day Food loss averages 400 to 500 North Africa Industrialized Europe Asia West Central calories in Africa and South Asia and Asia Sub-Saharan 748 746 750 to 1,500 Africa South/ Latin 594 Southeast 545 America Asia 453 414 calories in developed countries per person per day. THE MOST WASTED FOODS ARE THOSE PEOPLE NEED MOST: NEARLY 1/2 OF ALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE LOST OR WASTED The food currently lost in Africa alone could feed 300 MILLION PEOPLE. IFDC'S CONNECTION Most food lost in developing countries occurs at the post-harvest or processing stage. IFDC connects farmers to partners that improve processing, storage and transportation infrastructure. FDC © IFDC 03/14 SOURCES: WORLD BANK, FAO

Food Waste

shared by IFDC on Mar 03
As millions face hunger worldwide, a staggering one-third of all food is lost or wasted. IFDC connects farmers to partners to alleviate food loss that occurs at the post-harvest or processing stage.


Heather Gasaway


Courtney Greene


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