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Africa: Food Loss & Waste.

Post by Mansa » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:52 am

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According to FAO, estimated 220 million Africans are undernourished, while approx. 1.3 billion tonnes of food produced globally get lost or wasted. As young African, if these stats. aren't provoking your thoughts, I wonder what would?!

Food loss and waste occur during the supply process; i.e from initial production stage to household consumption. We are all culprits on this alarming issue; governments, industries, farmers, families.

A Nigerian senator earns NGN 13.5 million (appx. $43,995 USD) monthly. Though unperturbed by this issue, but would it be a Herculean task for them, to at least make laws to discourage food waste which is common among the elite class they belong? Meanwhile, It's a national offence to destroy or dispose unspoiled food in France.

Families should cook only what they could eat, and restaurants should give out excess before it spoils. Fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers have the highest rate of waste. With roots, fruits and vegetables, why don't we establish #FARMACIES, instead of investing billions on #PHARMACIES that are often dispensing poisions?

It would be beneficial if supermarkets and food vendors could cooperate with social entrepreneurs, innovators, tech entrepreneurs etc. to create more innovations that would save food, cost and energy. In Milan, Italy, a social enterprise created an app. where people couod locate grocery stores that offer goods approaching expiry date at a subsidized price, to avoid waste.

In Africa, most ethnic, culuture and religion frown at food waste; our people suffer most from food loss and waste. Ironically, Africa waste food the most.

What are you doing to reduce or stop food waste?
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Re: Africa: Food Loss & Waste.

Post by Maclatunji » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:40 pm

You are right about this.
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Re: Africa: Food Loss & Waste.

Post by Mansa » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:41 am

Maclatunji wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:40 pm
You are right about this.
Thank you. What are you doing to stop or at least reduce food loss and waste?
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Re: Africa: Food Loss & Waste.

Post by Maclatunji » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:11 pm

Mansa wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:41 am
Maclatunji wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:40 pm
You are right about this.
Thank you. What are you doing to stop or at least reduce food loss and waste?
Try not to be wasteful with food.
Send your articles for publication on via contact@opinions.ng.

My personal blog is Coolstuff49ja

Follow me on Twitter @maclatunji

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