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We can't afford to waste more food - The next crisis is already here

Post-harvest food losses are high in low-income countries. Improving storage solutions and increasing efficiency of processing can greatly decrease food loss and waste. Photo: F. Fiondella (IRI/CCAFS)
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Sep 29, 2020

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Sadie Shelton (CCAFS)

Today is the first International Day of Food Loss and Waste Awareness. Now is the time to take action and transform food systems to be more productive and less wasteful.

Climate change is severely impacting local and global food systems, but these systems are part of the problem through direct and indirect emissions. There is a cause for grave concern about our capability to feed the entire future population. 

The Transformation Initiative, led by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and partners, proposes four action areas where we must collectively act now in its recent flagship report, Actions to Transform Food Systems Under Climate Change. Within the four action areas are 11 transformative actions. Taken together, these actions are the basis of the systemic transformation that is needed in food systems.

This Exposure story explores the actions necessary to reduce food loss and waste by 50%.


We can't afford to waste more food - The next crisis is already here by The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security on Exposure