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YieldWise: How the World Can Cut Food Waste and Loss by Half

Imagine if 1/3 of goods never made it to customers This is a reality of our food supply. We lose one-third of the food produced globally. 1.3 billion tons of food wasted could feed 1.6 billion people. Food loss and waste happens all along the pathway to the plate. DISTRIBUTORS FARMERS CONSUMERS PROCESSORS RETAILERS = IMPACTS ON PEOPLE, PLANET, PROFITS = П People Food losses cost the global economy $990 billion - more than the combined 2015 profits of the Up to 50% of some crops don't make it The water wasted on uneaten food is to market in Sub-Saharan Africa. When more than what has been lost during two global businesses do not account for years of California's drought. Food waste this loss, it impacts smallholder farmers. emits more greenhouse gas than the EU. Fortune 500. A CLOSER LOOK AT AFRICA Food loss and waste is a global problem but farmers and companies in Africa stand to benefit significantly from solutions. 100% 50% 40% +15% 20% Fruits & Roots Cereals Vegetables Existing technology and training used in developed countries 470 million smallholder farms 40% of staple foods in Sub-Saharan Africa are lost before they can even stand to see increased income by hit the market. can help maximize yield. preventing crop loss. We can solve this Only a systemic approach can yield transformational change. Ensure small holer farmers can access technokogy and training to maximize yield and prevent loss during harvest, post- harvest, packaging, processing. Change behavior and at titudes so that wast ing food is unacceptable, and increase accountability for minimiz ing dwaste. and distribution. Create alternatives to oversaturated local markets by building part nerships between smallhokder far mers and multinational companies. Encourage private invest ment that helps farmers access existing solutions that are proven to maximize yield and move more food to market. Involve small and medium businesses, strengthen local commitments, and build partnerships within Africa that are mutually beneficial YieldWise is The Rockefeller Foundation's $130 million initiative that will work with private, public, and nonprofit actors involved in the food supply system to cut their food loss and waste by half. From how smallholder farmers harvest and get crops to market, to corporate losses across supply chains, all the way to consumer waste, we seek to create an efficient food system with minimal loss. A productive food system with minimal loss is our goal - and one that is well within reach. ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION NYjeldWise 332323

YieldWise: How the World Can Cut Food Waste and Loss by Half

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While food waste and loss is a global problem, YieldWise focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, where 70 percent of the people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods and many of whom are also part of the w...


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