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, […].

From farmhand to entrepreneur?—?climate-smart agriculture in Malawi

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Malawi: Solar-powered irrigation is offsetting southern Africa’s drought How climate-smart tech from the World Food Programme is helping one smallholder farmer grow, sell and run a shop Rabson Diwa, right, says WFP assistance is ‘a big relief’ to the Domwe community.

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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 […].

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.

How Technology Promises to Transform Farm and Food Industries

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Elements of the agriculture and food industries that have been slow to adopt technology are feeling the most pain from the coronavirus pandemic

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.

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.

What’s New in AgTech 2020

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billion by the year 2050 , an increase that exceeds today’s food production capacity, so this technology is critical not only to moving humanity forward and reducing emissions, but to our survival. Investors are turning to AgTech in recent years, and it’s no mystery why.

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

Stop food waste, start making profits

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Stop food waste, start making profit Breaking the cycle of hunger through post-harvest skills Rufina winnows maize at Gwiritse Cooperative warehouse. Imagine what one farmer could do if all that food was not wasted?—?and agriculture humanitarian cooperatives malawi

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.

WFP and Belgium connect Tanzanian farmers to refugee food market

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smallholders are now selling to the World Food Programme Mtendeli Refugee Camp in Kakonko District, Kigoma Region, Tanzania. They are dependent on the humanitarian community to provide for basic needs such as food. The food was then distributed in Tanzania and in neighbouring countries.

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).

High cost of healthy diet puts billions at risk of malnutrition, says food security report

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Nutrient-rich foods are priced out of the reach of people in the poorest countries People’s Republic of Congo: A woman in Brazzaville waits her turn to buy groceries with WFP urban cash transfers. more expensive nutritious foods become difficult to source.

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.

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.”

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.

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World Food Programme staff respond to coronavirus in Lebanon

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WFP humanitarians are stepping up efforts to ensure vulnerable people across the country receive life-saving food assistance Ruba al-Dirany is a monitoring assistant for WFP in the Bekaa area. WFP works to ensure the most vulnerable have sufficient and nutritious food all year long.

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

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.

Farmers in Rwanda provide food to those affected by coronavirus

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WFP-supported farm cooperatives distribute surplus food to vulnerable community members Members of Kabiyaki farm cooperative packaging cooperative-produced maize to donate to community members impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown.

WFP chief warns of ‘hunger pandemic’ as Global Food Crises Report launched

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Photo: WFP/Marwa Awad World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley has warned that in addition to the threat posed by COVID-19, the world faces “multiple famines of biblical proportions” that could result in 300,000 deaths per day?—?a

Growing food to tackle coronavirus and child malnutrition in Malawi

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WFP and Government are working to train mothers in agriculture as poor diets put the lives of 56,000 children at risk Empowered to grow: Dorica with homegrown, vitamin-A rich, sweet potatoes.

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.

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.

How to minimize the impact of Coronavirus on food security

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Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud “It is still too early for an accurate assessment of the impact of Covid-19 on the economy,” says the World Food Programme (WFP)’s Chief Economist, Arif Husain, speaking from an eerily quiet, locked-down Rome. The Covid-19 outbreak could affect the food supply chain.

Emirates SkyCargo pulls out All Stops to Maintain Food Supplies into the UAE

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Emirates SkyCargo has utilized the cargo capacity on its Boeing 777 freighter and Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighter aircraft to help maintain and replenish food supplies in the UAE during the Covid-19 pandemic. Food bound for the UAE is loaded on these flights from markets across the world.

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.

British Experts Join Indian Farmers to Reduce Food Loss Sustainably

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Half of India’s employment depends on agriculture. Toby Peters, Professor of Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham, commented: “Food loss is a major challenge with up to 40% of some produce grown lost between farm and market.

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.

Sanlucar and its growers distribute free food to the truck drivers

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The SanLucar group and its closest partners – the agricultural producers, Fresaflor, Llusar and Poveda – have taken action to support truck drivers in the development of their daily work. This is the free distribution of an individual kit of food, drink and fresh fruit, available to these professionals in the loading and unloading platforms that the company has in Spain, Germany and Austria. (Valencia, Spain. 1st April 2020).-

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.

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.

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.

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.

Building resilience and new skills in rural Afghanistan

World Food Programme Logistics

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