We are looking for startup teams working on technologies and new business models that reduce food loss in the earlier stages of the food value chain—from harvest to distribution. Technologies we’re particularly interested in are food preservation, logistics and supply chain optimization, sensing Internet of Things (IoT) and data monitoring, storage and packaging solutions, as well as farm management systems. What is not a key topic for us are topics such as innovative food, breeding and genetics, and B2C solutions.
We invite you to join FoodTrack by Maersk, an intensive one-month venture program dedicated to solving one of the world’s most acute challenges—eliminating food loss.
Deadline: September 30, 2018. More info, click here.
Apakah kamu sedang membangun usaha rintisan (start-up) yang bergerak untuk mengatasi persoalan kehilangan pangan (food loss) dari petani ke konsumen dan sedang menyiapkan solusi yang siap ditawarkan ke pasar? Jika solusi tersebut cocok untuk diaplikasikan di konteks Asia dan kamu serius untuk meningkatkan dampak produk yang kamu buat, daftarkan start-up mu di Food Loss Challenge ASIA dari Rabobank!
Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, silakan klik di sini!
Batas akhir pendaftaran: 19 September 2018
I am very happy to see that FAO has recently announced, that the publication “Gender and food loss in sustainable food value chains” has been translated and is now also available in French and Spanish. Let me start with the abstract in English. Further down you will find the links to the publications in the English, French and Spanish!
This publication aims to help policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners to conceptualize the nexus between gender equality and food loss while offering practical guidance on and tools for integrating gender concerns into the planning and implementation of food loss studies and reduction strategies and interventions.
By linking key concepts from gender-sensitive value chain development and the issue of food loss, it emerges that gender inequalities affect the overall efficiency of the food value chain and generate a poor performance that may cause pro... Read more
New types of packaging can extend the shelf life of produce, helping to combat food waste. Wageningen University & Research is one of the bodies worldwide testing prototypes to see what works best.
How can we reduce food waste through packaging? It’s a question research centers around the world are focused on. The answer is not straightforward, says Dr. Jenneke Heising, who specializes in smart packaging that monitors food quality.
Different packaging materials affect the quality of food differently, she explains. “At Wageningen we are conducting research into new solutions with extra features, like active and intelligent packaging.”
Heising: “Active packaging protects food by reducing negative factors. For example, oxygen in the air affects the quality of many products. You can embed oxygen scavengers into the packaging material. These scavengers ensure the oxygen level inside th... Read more
This year Wageningen University & Research is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. They have organised many activities one of which is the Foodathon. The Foodathon is an e-conference and part of the international conference “Towards zero hunger, creating partnerships for impact”on August 30-31. In this 36-hours event, teams of students and other young professionals will work together and will be guided by a mentor, and supported by the knowledge of various experts. You can join them! In this setting, you will create solutions for local challenges, related to the theme “Food Systems”. As such, you will exchange knowledge, share experiences and work interactively with SDG2. At the end of the Foodathon, a solutions market is organised, where the teams have the opportunity to meet companies and organisations who will be interested in kick-starting the most promising solutions.... Read more
Sustainable Inclusive Business alongside SOCCA and SNV facilitated a parallel session "Enhancing Food Security and Business Opportunities Through Food Waste, Loss Reduction and Quality in a Changing Climate" during last year's Annual Network Day.
The objective of this session was to identify business opportunities to ehnance food security by cutting on Food Waste, Food Losses and increasing Quality across the agriculture value chain. There were great suggestions on how to go about it, as detailed in the attached report.
• Mindset change – move from agriculture is agribusiness
• Quality standards
• Linking all aspects of the value chain
• IT & Innovation are keys to successful solutions
• Consumer awareness
• Leaders to start the change
See the attached report for more detailed information. You are most welcome to share your thou... Read more
hosted the first ever All-Africa Post Harvest Challenge, Congress and
Exhibition, organized by the University of Nairobi’s department of Plant
Science and Crop Protection, with support from the World Food Conservation
Centre and Rockefeller Foundation among other partners. AgriProFocus Kenya was
a a member of the local organizing committee as well as a contributing sponsor.
The event discussed and showcased actionable strategies for reducing food loss in Africa and how different stakeholders in the food supply chain can work together to ensure proper and better utilization of the food that has been produced in the continent. It was also a time for stakeholders in this space to resolve and commit to be part of the community of change agents making a difference towards postharvest loss reduction.
It is estimated that roughly one-third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally. This is du... Read more
All the Abstracts & Papers for oral or poster presentation MUST be aligned to one of the following sub themes:
1. Perishable food crop commodities (fruits, vegetables, roots & tubers, edible fungi)
2. Perishable livestock and fish food products (including milk, meat, eggs, fish)
3. Non-perishable food commodities (grains, including cereals and pulses, processed foods)
4. Capacity development including training, education, research and extension/ outreach programs
5. Gender, Policy and Governance issues affecting post harvest management
Click here to read more about the Call. Deadline is 31 November 2016