Millions of people across Africa are facing starvation. Stats have it over 20 million people in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan are fighting malnutrition and are on the brink of death from the famine.
While it is true much of this is attributed to the current drought hitting most parts of Africa, some safeguards could be used to mitigate the situation. That is food preservation. Africa and even the world as a whole loses a lot of food to wastage and spoilage during the transfer of produce from farm to fork.
Indeed the Rockefeller Foundation has researched into the matter and says up to a third of all food produced on the farm never reaches the consumers. It gets either spoiled or wasted during their transfer from farm to fork. Looking at just the food that gets wasted or spoils, it is enough to feed at least 800 million people and would go a long way towards addressing the current food crisis in parts of the world currently facing severe drought.
Looking at the African continent, it is said about half of all staple food harvest …read more