Introduction: “It’s clear that agriculture, done right, is the best means the world has today to simultaneously tackle food security, poverty, and environmental degradation” – Irene Rosenfeld As we draw to a close on our asset-based community development project, we have begun reflecting on what we have learned throughout the process of this project. There has been a lot of change throughout our project duration, many of it having to do with insight into post-harvest loss and how greatly it affects developing countries in keeping crops viable and distributable. Like…read more
Introduction: “It’s clear that agriculture, done right, is the best means the world has today to simultaneously tackle food security, poverty, and environmental degradation.” – Irene Rosenfeld Food insecurity is closely tied to a healthy agriculture system. Storage, as an extension, is a way to ensure that the agricultural system is able to properly distribute its crops. With the proposal now behind us, we have engaged in our research into plausible storage solutions. There are a plethora of options available, and now our challenge is to narrow down into acceptable…read more
Introduction: “1.3 billion tons of all food produced in the world is lost in the production cycle or wasted” – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) The FAO mentions this staggering statistic, one that rarely considered. With our project, we aim to lower make a difference with this stuatistic, where more food is used for human consumption over being thrown away due to spoilage. Over the past few weeks, our group has worked towards and gained more clarity regarding the goals of our project and the expectations through…read more
“My grandfather used to say that once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman and a preacher but every day, three times a day, you need a farmer” – Brenda Schoepp Food is integral to our everyday life. Many of us are privileged to be able to access food without worry but for many people, food insecurity is a serious threat. In Pakistan there are currently 77 million people, which is almost half the population, suffering from food insecurity and their caloric intake is below health…read more
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