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Datathon Stop Food Loss & Waste
July 25, 2018Knowledge activity
Datathon Stop Food Loss & Waste
Theme: Food Wastage

The power of new approaches and technologies, young minds and reaching outside the box of World Bank domain bubbles, was shown on May 19 and 20, 2018 during the Datathon Food Loss and Waste. The event was organized in Amsterdam at the premises of big data company Xomnia B.V., under the WBG-NL Partnership “Food for All”. »

April 21, 2016Knowledge Portal
Assessment of upgrading strategies to improve regional food systems in Tanzania

This article in the Outlook on Agriculture journal, assesses the feasibility and potential success of upgrading strategies (UPS) as well as their assessment criteria as developed by German and Tanzanian agricultural scientists. The results form part of a larger participatory research project conducted in two climatically representative regions of Tanzania: semi-arid Dodoma and subhumid Morogoro. This paper presents the findings with respect to food processing, waste management and bioenergy, along with income generation and market participation. »

December 3, 2015Knowledge Portal
New storage bags decrease agricultural waste and increase rural smallhoders’ income

The so-called PICS bags can cut agricultural waste and increase the incomes of rural smallholders. The PICS bags are big plastic storage sacks made of triple-lined plastic. The use of PICS bags can increase the potential value of the food that farmers grow, as they lower the risks of losses from insects. Also, with their crop better protected, smallholders can increase their own food security and can command higher prices at the market since they are not forced to sell the product directly after the harvest season. »

June 16, 2015Knowledge Portal
New biogas plant improves waste management in Kampala pig abattoir

Projects led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners are improving waste management at Wambizzi, the only pig abattoir in Uganda, as part of wider efforts to improve pig production and pork marketing in the country. A new biogas plant, funded by ‘More Pork For and By the Poor’, transforms waste from the pig slaughterhouse into methane gas. »

F&BKP and Postharvest Network present at No More Food to Waste Conference
June 15, 2015Knowledge activity
F&BKP and Postharvest Network present at No More Food to Waste Conference
Theme: Food Wastage

The Netherlands, together with the FAO, is organizing the international conference No More Food to Waste – Global action to stop food waste and food losses, held from June 16 till June 19, 2015 in the World Forum convention center in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the Postharvest Network (PHN) »