Stories tagged: post harvest loss

Fethi Thabet: How The World’s Engineers Can Make Hunger History

As part of our ongoing series that explores the state of the negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals, we asked Fethi Thabet, Theme Leader of Engineering and Agricultural Sustainability at the World Federation of Engineering Organisations how the engineering community can contribute.

What do the world’s engineers have to do with the Sustainable Development Goals? Plenty! If we are to end hunger by 2030 as goal two asks, the engineering profession is going to play a key role.

This is because reducing the vast amount of food that is wasted after it is harvested is going to be vital to meet global demand for food. According to a recent report by the Copenhagen Consensus and statistics from the United Nations, the amount of food wasted is as high as one third of the world’s food supply. This number is higher in many developing countries. Continue reading

The First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention

4th – 7th October 2015

Rome, Italy

 In October 2015 in Rome, Italy, the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss the institute will convene a first-of-its kind event – the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss PreventionA key objective will be to form a high-level, cross-sector coalition focused on reducing losses.

The Congress is being co-organized with strong support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank Group, and others. Read more >>

 Follow @PHL_Institute for updates.