WFP is scaling up a Zero Post Harvest Losses Programme that sells low cost, locally produced silos and provides training to smallholder farmers in developing countries.

This project can virtually eliminate food loss that destroys up to 40 percent of a family’s harvest. Taken together, the amount of food saved could be worth more than US$4 billion, more than the total amount of food aid sub-Saharan Africa receives each year. WFP applies innovative farmer training and distribution models.

So far, the project has sold more than 65,000 silos to small-holder farmers in Uganda alone.

65,000 silos

Global food production has reached a record high in recent years. However, one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, equivalent to 1.3 billion tons. Post-harvest food loss is a leading cause of food insecurity for millions families across the world.

 

Achieving zero hunger by 2030 will require that no more food is lost or wasted. By preventing post harvest losses in food systems, we can increase the availability of food worldwide without requiring additional resources or placing additional burden on the environment. 

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