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Food Connection Challenge harvests first results
June 29, 2016News
Food Connection Challenge harvests first results
Theme: Food Wastage

The Food Connection Challenge (FCC) has generated much interest with Ghanaian food entrepreneurs, since postharvest losses are a serious threat for many producers and entrepreneurs in Ghanaian value chains. The FCC is an initiative of Crosswise Works and BoP Innovation Center, realized with a grant of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. The FCC aims »

Launch of the Food Connection Challenge
May 24, 2016News
Launch of the Food Connection Challenge
Theme: Food Wastage

Crosswise Works and BoP Innovation Center initiated a business-student challenge that focuses on fit-to-purpose solutions for postharvest food losses in Ghana. The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) has awarded a grant to organize this Food Connection Challenge. »

May 16, 2016Knowledge Portal
Potential impacts on sub-Saharan Africa of reducing food loss and waste in the European Union : A focus on food prices and price transmission effects

This paper investigates, by means of scenario analyses, how reductions in food loss and waste in the European Union (EU) could influence prices in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – as a source and destination of traded agricultural and food products. Four 50 percent reduction scenarios are enacted, each focussing on a different type of food loss or waste. The analysis provides insights on potential impacts in terms of medium- to long-term global and local price changes in SSA and the mechanisms behind them (changes in production, consumption and trade patterns). »

April 14, 2016Knowledge Portal
The global food policy report

This report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also proposes key policy options for 2016 and beyond to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the global community made major commitments on sustainable development and climate change. »

Successful Wicked World – Bee Collective session in Nairobi on reduction of potato losses
December 1, 2015Knowledge activity
Successful Wicked World – Bee Collective session in Nairobi on reduction of potato losses
Theme: Food Wastage

On November 20, 2015, Bee Collective, Wicked Problems Plaza, Postharvest Network and the F&BKP organized a Wicked World – Bee Collective session titled, “Potato losses, Value chain efficiency and Food security” in the Nailab, an innovation hub for social businesses in Nairobi, Kenya. »

Future applicability of effective “Drivers for Change” to reduce postharvest food losses
November 26, 2015News
Future applicability of effective “Drivers for Change” to reduce postharvest food losses
Theme: Food Wastage

The F&BKP Office has contracted the Food & Biobased Research institute of Wageningen University to conduct a study on “Drivers for Change” that focus on reducing postharvest food losses and improving food value chains. »