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Purdue Center for Global Food Security

Purdue's Center for Global Food Security is taking up these challenges, helping to ensure that we have enough food, feed and fuel for the 21st century and beyond

Purdue Global Policy Research Institute

The Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) at Purdue is increasing the visibility of Purdue's research findings and enhancing the impact of the University's discoveries for the common good.

Feeding the World Today and Tomorrow: The Importance of Food Science and Technology
ADM Instutute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss will serve as an international information and technology hub for evaluating, creating and disseminating economically viable technologies, practices and systems that reduce postharvest loss in staple crops such as corn, wheat, and oilseeds.

SAVE FOOD: FAO Global Initiative on Food Losses and Waste Reduction

Food waste is a growing concern next to food losses

Food losses refer to the decrease in edible food mass available for human consumption throughout the different segments of the supply chain. In addition to quantitative losses, food products can also face a deterioration of quality, leading to a loss of economic and nutritional value. Food waste refers to food losses resulting from decisions to discard food that still has value. Food waste is most often associated with the behaviour of retailers, the food service sector and consumers ...

Partners in Food Solutions

Partners in Food Solutions is a non-profit organization that links the technical and business expertise of volunteer employees at General Mills, Cargill and DSM to small and medium-sized mills and food processors in the developing world.

USAID Feed the Future Food Processing and Post-harvest Handling Innovation Lab (Food Processing Lab, FPL)

The goal of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Processing and Post-harvest Handling is to increase access to safe and nutritious foods along the value chain by improving the drying and storage capacity of smallholder farmers and expanding market opportunities through diversified processed products that address quality in the market and nutritional needs. The project will focus on cereals and grain legume value chains in Kenya and Senegal. Locally available nutrient-dense value chains will also be targeted for enhancing nutritional value of products. The project has two core research components: 1) Grain drying and storage involving development and dissemination of affordable and efficient drying and storage technologies for use by smallholder farmer, and 2) Food processing and nutrition involving development of high quality, market-competitive food products, including products with improved nutrition and dissemination through incubation training centers. Building of local capacities (human and institutional) and partnerships among public and private sector are other components of the project. Gender and environment will be taken into account at all stages of the project cycle. Partners include: North Carolina A&T State University; University of Pretoria, South Africa; Institut de Technologie Alimentaire, Senegal; L'Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles, Senegal; The Cooperative College of Kenya; University of Eldoret, Kenya; CIMMYT-Kenya; and A to Z Textiles, Tanzania.

IFTC Publications

Huffington Post Commentary on Prioritizing Reduction of Food Losses and Waste for Food Security

Reduction of food losses is one of the key solutions for food security. This is especially important in developing countries where it could complement the current incremental advances in agriculture production and lessen the strain on the limited natural resources.

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TEDxPurdueU Talk Waste Not Want Not: A Weapon for Food Security

Creating markets for farmers in developing countries by adding value through food processing.

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