Key Considerations for Reverse Logistics of Agricultural Products

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Where do you get your food from, and where does the Food waste go? The point is, we expect food to be readily available. We expect our society to produce food through ethical agricultural practices, […].

FMCSA approves alternate cargo securement methods for certain agricultural commodities

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FMCSA has granted a waiver to allow alternate cargo securement methods for certain agricultural commodities. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in a Federal Register notice published April 15 that truck drivers hauling certain agricultural commodities can now use alternate methods for cargo securement. FMCSA granted the waiver to the American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural […].

The farmers fighting food waste in Uganda

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The farmers fighting food loss in Uganda Training in handling harvests to reduce spoiling is ushering subsistence farming towards agribusiness Members of the Akumuklire Outgrowers’ Society in Pakanyi outside their community warehouse.

Your neighbor is your brother- agricultural stability in a war- torn country

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It has also disrupted staple food production in the historically very productive province of Tanganyika, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Having participated in the WFP/FAO resilience program since June 2017, they both consider agriculture a tremendous opportunity to change lives.

The World Food Programme

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million people in around 83 countries each year , the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

The food explorers of Nigeria

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Nigerian chefs tell why they cook, and how they use foods and vegetables from Nigeria to make healthy and nutritious meals ‘A man who calls his kinsmen to feast does not do so to save them from starving…We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so.’?—?Chinua nigeria food diet

Managing Peru’s Cold Food Chain Logistics

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Exporting a high percentage of the world’s fruits and vegetables, Peru’s farmers and food manufacturers require a high degree of logistics and transportation support for their perishable products. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report (Census of Agriculture. Read in Spanish.

Haiti: 3.7 million people need urgent food assistance

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Rising prices, socio-economic unrest and a drop in agricultural production have led to an increase in food insecurity in Haiti, warn the National Coordination of Food Security (CNSA), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

From begging for food to supplying retailers in ten years

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We hardly ever had enough food and we could not afford to send our children to school,” she says. Food on the table and new skills for tomorrow Ten years and eight water pumps later, Esther and Munyithya are now model farmers, mentoring others in the village.

Climate Risk-Informed Development for Food Security

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At the centre of resilient food systems are resilient communities that can adapt to a growing number of climate shocks and stresses. Yet we are living in a world in which the poorest and most food insecure communities are most affected by the adverse effects of climate change.

From Food Insecure To Self-Reliance

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From Food Insecure To Self-Reliant How asset creation and livelihood diversification leads to resilience in Kenya’s arid counties. Picture: WFP/Alessandro Abbonizio “I wanted for us to be self-sufficient, because I knew that one day the free food would end.”

Rotterdam Food Hub Project Unveiled by Port of Rotterdam Authority

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The Port of Rotterdam Authority who operate Europe’s biggest port recently announced the launch of the Rotterdam Food Hub. This new hub will strengthen their position as Western Europe’s biggest transit port for agricultural, horticultural and fishery products.

Growing Food anywhere

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Growing food anywhere WFP tries out Hydroponics in Kakuma camps Maru Turich Ador, one of the youth participating in the WFP hydroponics trial in Kakuma inspects spinach growing on a net-tube. We usually just eat the food given to us like sorghum and peas?—?and

How WFP is saving lives and livestock in Ethiopia by turning to satellites

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Photo: WFP/Edward Johnson The combination of a brutal climate, limited employment opportunities and a volatile security context means that the residents of Shambal depend on food assistance from the World Food Progrmame (WFP) for survival.

Rotterdam Food Hub Project Unveiled by Port of Rotterdam Authority

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Rotterdam Food Hub Project Unveiled by Port of Rotterdam Authority The Port of Rotterdam Authority who operate Europe’s biggest port recently announced the launch of the Rotterdam Food Hub. This new hub will strengthen their position as Western Europe’s biggest transit port for agricultural, horticultural and fishery products. The post Rotterdam Food Hub Project Unveiled by Port of Rotterdam Authority appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Kenya’s largest county builds demand for food safety and quality control

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Photo: WFP/Alessandro Abbonizio In June 2018, the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school meals programme was officially handed over to the Kenyan government. Much of it was relief food being distributed by the county government through the region.

Food aid: cooking with numbers

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Arif Husain, Chief Economist of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), reflects on the metrics of global food output and needs There are 821 million hungry people in the world. When you’re an economist working in food assistance, the metrics of access to food keep you awake at night.

Seeds of change

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New investors, family farmers and the changing face of agriculture in Congo Call it a paradox. Yet the Food and Agriculture Organization estimates the nation relies on imports for 80 per cent of its food. Grow food, in addition to feed.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

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According to the United Nations, one in nine people today—or 815 million globally—lack access to the food necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. A staggering 98% of these live in developing countries and 75% live in rural areas that depend on agriculture for their livelihood.

Rotterdam Food Hub Project Unveiled by Port of Rotterdam Authority – Logistics Manager

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Rotterdam Food Hub Project Unveiled by Port of Rotterdam Authority The Port of Rotterdam Authority who operate Europe’s biggest port recently announced the launch of the Rotterdam Food Hub. This new hub will strengthen their position as Western Europe’s biggest transit port for agricultural, horticultural and fishery products.

Cassava at the cossroads in Congo

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Chikwangue, a ubiquitous street food, is a fermented cassava loaf wrapped in leaves. It’s no wonder that the crop is Congo’s undisputed number one food. Its popularity secures cassava’s place as the cornerstone of Congo’s food system. agriculture food congo africa cassava

Boosting the livelihoods of women in rural communities

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Women take the lead in boosting livelihoods in rural Sierra Leone How cash transfers are powering women’s efforts to improve food security and livelihoods in Sierra Leone Women harvesting their crop at a rice field in Helebu, Pujehun district of Sierra Leone.

Five ways cotton production can help achieve Zero Hunger

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Strong links between cotton production and food crops present opportunities?—?and Interestingly, the cotton industry is also linked to food and nutrition security. Smallholder farmers who grow cotton also grow food. for ensuring food and nutrition for all.

Making pickles, jams, juice and olives more accessible

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A paved road and water reservoirs make dreams come true A World Food Programme (WFP) construction project brings hope to smallholder farmers and boosts small agribusinesses in Lebanon’s Chouf. farming lebanon development food agriculture

Building resilience and new skills in rural Afghanistan

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A partnership between WFP and ACTED has helped more than 10,000 people to improve their food security and withstand weather extremes. Employment in agriculture dominates the labour market, encompassing 44 percent of all jobs. WFP provided food and cash to 2.7

The game-changing water reservoirs of Kalobeyei

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The World Food Programme (WFP) is responsible for providing food to refugees living here and in the camps on a monthly basis. Putting their own food on the table is the first step towards being independent. refugees kenya agriculture food water

Harvesting hope in South Sudan

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Despite the best climatic conditions for agriculture in their area, Peter and his colleagues had given-up on commercial farming due to poor road networks, low crop yields and lack of market to sell their produce. They were also trained in good agricultural methods to increase crop yields.

Adapting farmers to climate variability in Malawi

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With 75 percent of the world’s croplands being rainfed, rainfall arriving at the wrong time and place can have a devastating effect on people’s incomes and food security. Training day in Chikwawa It’s a busy Friday for the agricultural extension officers of Chikwawa and for Kajawoto village.

Play not with Matei Nziru’s water bottles!

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Photo: WFP/Martin Karimi What started as a desire to grow his own food has gradually turned into a near fanatical devotion to water harvesting. I don’t sell any food?—?not When you have 12 children, the first thing on your mind is how to put enough food on the table.”

Project Leche: Life in the Dry Corridor

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Many environmental and socioeconomic factors underpin vulnerability rates in this region: insufficient food production, high unemployment and exposure to natural disasters are but a few. supported by the World Food Programme (WFP) and Kerry Group: a world leader in Taste and Nutrition?—?seeks

How WFP came to Kabirizi and changed the lives of 600 smallholders

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They had diversified to maize from cotton because it was expensive to cultivate, and like their neighbours, they sought a crop that could provide both money and food. Binaleta’s silo, in which she is able to store food for consuming at home.

From selling wheat to changing lives

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How Kyrgyzstan is scoring a first for the World Food Programme A pilot WFP project is empowering local smallholder farmers by helping them to produce wheat?—?and Wheat is a staple food in Central Asia?—?it farmers kyrgyzstan asia wheat agriculture

Low cost, high impact?—?World Food Programme (WFP) pioneer recounts his work in Mongolia, a new…

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Working on the front-line of a changing climate: meet WFP’s pioneer in Mongolia Facing the challenges of working solo in one of the coldest and most polluted places in the world I spoke with Darko Petrovic, who reflects on his recent assignment in Mongolia, a new country for the World Food Programme (WFP), where we’ve been exploring options to improve families’ food security in the face of weather extremes. mongolia humanitarian climate-change weather food-insecurity

The road that changes lives

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How an access road built by the World Food Programme is sparking off development in South Sudan. But all this might change thanks in part to a new World Food Programme project that is building roads in her area. Others will open small stalls to sell food to travelers by the roadside.”

Transportation TIP List: Week of April 21st, 2019

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FMCSA Grants Ag Haulers a Five-Year Exemption Permitting New Cargo Securement Techniques : The FMCSA has granted a five-year exemption (April 15, 2019 to April 15, 2024) to the Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference of American Trucking Associations.

Cultivating seeds and dreams in Lebanon

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How sustainable agriculture courses in the Bekaa Valley are boosting livelihoods and benefiting entire communities Nestled amid green fields in the centre of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley is a seemingly unremarkable farm. Farmers attend the sustainable agriculture course in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

A new source of water revives lands and lives in Kyrgyzstan’s hottest region

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The World Food Programme (WFP) helps increase the harvesting potential of Kyrgyzstan’s hottest region?—?where Before the canals, in a good year when there was enough water, families could produce enough food to live on and save for the lean season.