Post-Harvest Loss

Post-Harvest Loss

One-third of the world’s available food either spoils or gets thrown away before it ever reaches a plate—that’s enough to feed everyone in the world for two months. And with 1.2 billion people food insecure or undernourished, millions of vulnerable smallholder farmers losing profits they can’t spare, and a population expected to increase by 2 billion by 2050, we cannot afford to allow these losses to continue.

Fortunately, food loss and waste are preventable, and solutions already exist. From wider adoption of technologies that keep food fresh longer to models of private sector engagement that ensure farmers have steady buyers for their yields, we can ensure more food gets to more people. 

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Reducing Post-Harvest Loss in the Nigerian Tomato Value Chain
Last year was a highly eventful inaugural year for the YieldWise program in Nigeria as we worked to reduce post-harvest loss in the tomato value chain. We recorded major milestones, but also experienced significant challenges. The business of tomato production and marketing in Nigeria is extremely dynamic. The YieldWise program, a ...
Mar 9, 2017 10:00 AM ET
Ethical Corporation Partners with PYXERA Global in Europe – Just Announced!
WASHINGTON D.C., March 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PYXERA Global is delighted to announce the expansion of its relationship with Ethical Corporation. Building on the momentum of the two organizations’ partnership, this alliance will drive the movement for responsible business,...
Mar 7, 2017 3:45 PM ET
How the World Can Cut Food Loss in Half by 2030: #GEFLive TWITTER CHAT
WHERE: Twitter, #GEFLive WHEN: Thurs, 1/26, 11:00 – noon EST   January 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Join the Dow Chemical Company, The Rockefeller Foundation, ...
Jan 17, 2017 12:15 PM ET
Major Stakeholders Co-Create Unifying Strategy to Address Post-Harvest Loss in Nigeria
WASHINGTON D.C., January 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Major stakeholders in the Nigerian tomato value chain came together from across the globe for the first-ever YieldWise Partner Planning Session last month. YieldWise, a $130 million dollar initiative launched in 2016 by...
Jan 13, 2017 8:55 AM ET
Deirdre White, CEO of PYXERA Global, Gives TEDx Talk on the Solvable Problem of Post-Harvest Loss
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Deirdre White, CEO PYXERA Global, gave a TEDx talk on April 9, on the solvable problem of post-harvest loss at the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. White’s talk was titled How Will the World Feed 9 Billion People by 2050? and addressed the severity of post-harvest loss and the solutions currently available. Approximately ...
Apr 18, 2016 9:15 AM ET