Re: Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems - E-consultation to set the track of the study

LIZZY IGBINE NIGERIAN WOMEN AGRO ALLIED FARMER ASSOCIATION, Nigeria
04.04.2013

Food wastes and sustainable food practices is an interesting topic. food wastes starts from the farms, it exposes our lack of cohesion, planning and proper management of the food production chain.

This brings to sturdy the implication of poor post harvest arrengement. Post harvest is now that the crop is ripe, Do we have a good post harvest handling technology and expertise.

Do we have appropriate preservation experience and equipments example silos. How do we handle our harvests ,were they properly harvested and put in apprioprate sack and bags designated for proper preservation.

In the case of fisheries, were the fishes properly caught, preserved in freezers or smooked and packaged in dry nylons.

Mostly. sixty percent of farm harvests are lost between harvest and the markets. This issue has brought looses and discouragement to farmers who do not have the know how for proper harvesting, preservation and transfer to the market to meet the end users.

This calls for urgent attention if we are to meet up with curtalling wastes in the food value chain. a sturdy on the best practices and immediate actions are crucial, and an intervention urgently taken to curtail food loss.

To this end, The UN system should set up a sturdy group on post harvest and food preservation to come up with solutions.

Also a parrarel sturdy of Aflatoxins in foods mostly in underdeveloped parts of the world will make interesting the results and control of food wastes and post harvest looses.

 

LIZZY IGBINE

NIWAAFA.

NIGERIAN WOMEN AGRO ALLIED FARMRS ASSOCIATION.