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.

Using food to create community assets

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Food as a tool bringing South Sudan back to life How a road built with the help of WFP connects a community to a new world of opportunities A WFP four-wheel-drive vehicle cruising on the gravel road constructed by Madbai farmers’ group. With food in stock, life is different now.”

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.

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.

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).

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.”

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.

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.

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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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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How training and tools turned one mother from fruit buyer to fruit seller

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WFP’s livelihood programmes in Ethiopia are helping refugee families help themselves with new agricultural skills Story by Edward Johnson Nyangun’s garden is flourishing. She was given basic gardening tools and seeds in exchange for attending practical and theoretical agriculture classes.

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

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

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

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

Here are the Tribal Female Heroes of Bangladesh

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However, there are still many people working as subsistence farmers, relying on rain-fed agriculture to provide for their families. Every year, our crops are completely destroyed by rains and we barely have enough food for the year,” says Nu Hai Marma, an elderly woman. “We

Creating employment opportunities between harvests

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And it’s the poorest people there who suffer most, especially during the ‘lean’ season when food stocks run low and families have no source of income until the next harvest. sudan humanitarian mesquite agriculture developmentClearing the way for hope in Sudan With 6.2

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.

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

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