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December 19, 2017Knowledge Portal
Food waste for livestock feeding: Feasibility, safety, and sustainability implications

This article discusses the feasibility, safety and sustainability implications of using food waste as feed for livestock. Food waste is a matter intrinsically linked with the growing challenges of food security, resource and environmental sustainability, and climate change. »

November 20, 2017Knowledge Portal
Use of food waste, fish waste and food processing waste for China’s aquaculture industry: Needs and challenge

This article reviews the feasibility of using locally available waste materials as fish feed in the aquaculture industry. The use of locally available food waste as an alternative protein source for producing fish feed has been suggested as a means of tackling the problem of sourcing safe and sustainable feed. »

November 9, 2017Knowledge Portal
Insect pests and crop losses

This book chapter discusses crop losses caused by insect pests. Modern agricultural technology has enabled us to largely keep pace with the increasing human population through increased productivity. But in addition to causing environmental deterioration, it has also resulted in increasing losses by pests, pathogens and weeds. »

October 30, 2017Knowledge Portal
Reducing food loss in agricultural development projects through value chain efficiency

This working paper examines how reducing food loss and waste (FLW) impacts emissions in the context of agricultural development progress. By investigating food losses within Feed the Future, the research team had the unique opportunity to study FLW interventions across 20 value chains in 12 countries. »

October 25, 2017Knowledge Portal
Minimising food waste: a call for multidisciplinary research

This perspective calls for multidisciplinary collaboration to reduce food wastage. Whilst most emphasis has been put on increasing future crop production, far less resource has been and is still channeled towards enabling both established and innovative food preservation technologies to reduce food waste. »

September 27, 2017Knowledge Portal
African leafy vegetables pre-harvest and post-harvest constrains and technologies for losses reduction along the field to consumer chain

This article discusses pre- and post-harvest constrains of African indigenous leafy vegetables (ALVs), as well as strategies and technologies to reduce losses in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Currently, post-harvest losses of AVLs in SSA are more than 50% due to various constrains along “the field to consumer” chain. »