It is estimated that 54% of food losses occur during production, post-harvest handling, and storage. Various storage technologies have been designed to address losses due to insects, rodents, mold infiltration, etc. This talk describes projects that established storage technology supply chains and training among smallholder farmers in Africa and shares research aimed to scale future efforts.
Johnson Kagoye, Programme Officer, World Food Programme Zero Food Loss Initiative
Dieudonné Baributsa, Research Associate Professor, Purdue University, and Team Manager, Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage (PICS)
Jim Bagwell, President, ProvisionGard
Hosted by the MIT CTL Humanitarian Speaker Series and the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE).
See past Humanitarian Speaker Series events here.