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Ice-cold Innovation to Reduce Postharvest Losses: Feed the Future newsletter article featuring AWARD Fellow Dr. Jane Ambuko

Feed the Future Newsletter | March 27, 2014

The adage “waste not, want not” is University of Nairobi horticultural researcher Dr. Jane Ambuko’s vision for her own country and for Africa, where the equivalent of four billion dollars’ worth of food is lost annually due to inefficiencies across the agricultural value chain after crops are harvested, according to a study by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. This kind of food waste is referred to as “postharvest loss” and has many causes ranging from poor infrastructure for transporting agricultural goods to improper or outdated food storage practices.
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