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SAVE FOOD Newsletter - March 2018
SAVE FOOD Newsletter

March / Issue #52

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Enhancing the food packaging potential of Sub Saharan Africa's SMAEs

From the metallic skylines of Lagos, Nigeria to Zoug, a quiet city in Western Sahara known for little more than nearby Neolithic artwork, food systems are changing at a dramatic pace across Africa. Consumption patterns have shifted and are likely to transform even more with increasing urban populations. What role can food packaging play in enhancing the productivity of SMAEs and boosting incomes? FAO and partners are examining the contemporary food packaging challenges facing small and medium agro-enterprises in Sub Saharan Africa. 

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AI to help Indian farmers reduce post-harvest losses of crops

Delhi-based Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM), a company involved in post-harvest storage, is all set to obtain a patent for its in-house artificial intelligence-infused technology, which is likely to reduce post-harvest loss for farmers.

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Beauty (and taste!) are on the inside - why you should eat 'ugly fruits'

815 million people go hungry every year, while the world as a whole wastes or loses 1/3 of what is produced. In the case of fruits and vegetables, almost half (45%) is wasted. In a world of soaring inequality, saving ugly fruit isn't only an issue of ethics, it is a question of resources.

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Boosting climate smart agriculture in Peru's Andean mountains

Learn more about how MeteoSwiss and partners boost the climate resilience of at-risk farming households in Peru's Andean mountains through climate services. Write to save-food@fao.org to share your project and other food loss and waste-related stories.

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The PICS bag is now commercially available world-wide

Photocredit: FAO/Mukhopadhyay Somennath

Agriculture, climate change in Asia and Pacific

Netherlands launches United Against Food Waste

New Publications

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FAO's new Gender and Food Loss guide for practitioners launched

A newly-minted guide from FAO's Nutrition and Food Systems Division  will provide tools and practical guidance on integrating gender equality considerations in food loss analysis. Ready for download. 

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IFPRI's Global Food Policy Report assesses  impact of anti-globalism on hunger

International Food Policy Research Institute
The rise of isolationism and protectionism threatens to slow progress towards the sustainable development goals according to IFPRI. 

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Recipe Corner & FLW Events

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Curried Carrot Fritters - A waste reducing recipe

Use up the excess carrots that may be lounging in your refrigerator before they become droopy. These delightful fritters are gluten free, oil free and are only 86 calories each. Head over to A Virtual Vegan to learn how to prepare this guilt-free treat. 

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The Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference (ANEC)

Taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 1-5 October, 2018

Sorghum in the 21st Century- Food, Feed and Fuel in a Rapidly Changing World

To be held in Cape Town, South Africa on 9-12 April, 2018

International Climate Show

To be held in Palexpo, Geneva from 6-8 April, 2018.

25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration

The 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration will take place in Montreal from August 24-30, 2019.

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