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Research program on climate change, agriculture and food security

10 June 2019
The Netherlands-based Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has released a well researched and presented report ‘Climate change mitigation and food loss and waste reduction: Exploring the business case’.

It contains an excellent explanation of food loss and waste (FLW) and its relative terms, and also includes a great summary of recent case studies to reduce FLW from various global organisations in different countries. It also explores three African food production activities in detail where FLW measures are applied and the effects are examined. One of these is dairy production in Kenya and the role small scale refrigeration is able to play in reducing milk spoilage across the diverse home and small farm environments typically found in Africa and other developing countries.