UN officials are demanding more effective measures from African governments that it must deal with the post-harvest loss of food.
Nick Nutall, spokesperson of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change says as the world’s population growing rappidly this is essential to ensure a sustainable food supply chain.
UN statistics indicates annually about one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted whilst more than 700 million people face starvation and hunger. This shows nearly $1 trillion worth of food.
Annually more than $400 million worth of food is lost in Ghana to post-harvest losses.
He asked, “Why is it that in Kenya, 40 % of fish is lost because of power outages between the Mombasa Port and Nairobi?
Spokesperson of the UN Framework Convention was speaking to journalists who visited the United Nation’s office in Bonn, Germany, where the 60th annual congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) was held.
Mr. Nick Nutall said, the rains are coming at different times in some parts of the world like Mauritania, then they do get a big crop but they have got nowhere to sell it. Then it goes bad… So, you’ve got all these imperfections but surely, it’s not beyond the wits and intelligence of men and women to solve these issues.
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