Climate change

Indian states in the Himalayas have experienced an alarming drop in precipitation in recent years which is believed to have been brought about largely by climate change. Lack of rain and snowfall is threatening farming…

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Climate change

COP28 closed on the 13th December 2023 with an agreement that signals the “beginning of the end” of the fossil fuel era by laying the ground for a swift, just and equitable transition, underpinned by deep emissions cuts…

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The people of Zimbabwe are facing several problems including climate change and a deepening economic crisis. The Seeds for the Future initiative (SEFF) aims to help address this by boosting the resilience of rural…

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At the midpoint of the 2030 agenda, all of the Sustainable Development Goals are seriously off track. SDG 12, with its third target of substantially reducing global food loss and waste, is no exception in this respect. A…

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Food loss and waste is a pressing global concern with significant environmental, social, and economic implications. Understanding its causes and scale is essential for creating effective strategies to reduce it. Our…

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Food loss and waste is a multifactorial phenomenon. Therefore, at least in the long term, one-dimensional efforts to mitigate it, such as providing storage technologies, will not prove successful, our authors maintain,…

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Lack of management and infrastructure are only two of the reasons why a substantial share of food ends up in the dustbin. Societal norms and acquired behaviour play a crucial role as well. Our authors have taken a look…

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Research

The estimated share of food that goes to waste globally has remained unchanged for years. And yet there are numerous companies which have developed clever solutions to tackle the problem at the various stages of the…

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When seeking reliable cooling solutions to preserve their harvested food, farmers encounter quite a lot of barriers.

The initiative “Your Virtual Cold Chain Assistant” seeks to overcome this. It combines innovative…

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The social business Saving Grains was founded in 2019 in order to improve the livelihoods of small farmers in Africa. Its aim is to establish a fully hermetic grain value chain from the farmer to the food industry.…

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