Victoria Ndolo
Malawi 2008
Victoria Ndolo can’t stand to see food go to waste, especially in Malawi where 46 percent of children under age five are stunted due to poor nutrition. Sadly, an estimated 60 percent of the perishable fruits harvested annually in Malawi rot or are sold at give-away prices during peak season because of ineffective processing and preservation techniques, and a lack of storage facilities.
Teaching people to preserve fruit would greatly help to improve food and nutrition and help us achieve the first Millennium Development Goal, the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger that manifests itself in malnutrition.
Field of Research
Preserved fruit is easy to store, provides micronutrients and can be a source of income for women in rural communities who are involved in fruit processing.

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