The Global Menace.
Globally, 1.3 billion tons of food is lost each year. (UN, FAO)
Post-harvest Losses of vegetables and fruits occur at all points in the supply chain from post-production storage to the food being placed on a plate for consumption.
UNEP estimates that a staggering 10% of food waste related CO2 emissions come from inefficiency in post-harvest cold chains.
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have been found to lose as much as 40% of their total harvested food, with up to 94 percent of these losses attributed to inefficient supply chains.
Just in my pilot’s community here in Congo, over 5.000 farmers are losing nearly 1 million US dollars every year due to post-harvest losses.