Reducing food waste and loss is the third most effective solution for fighting climate change. In South Africa, around 50% of all agricultural production is wasted. Of this wastage, approximately equal proportions are lost during agricultural production, at the post-harvest stage, during processing and packaging and during distribution and retail. Only 5% is lost at consumption.
To help farmers during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) Nedbank Green Trust announced that it will be funding innovative organisations that help farmers improve food security through sustainable farming practices. FoodForward SA is proud to announce that it is one of the beneficiaries of this funding.
The WWF Green Trust funding will strengthen the capabilities of FoodForward SA’s Second Harvest programme. The aim of this programme that focuses on working with commercial farmers is to reduce the environmental impact of food waste by diverting quality edible surplus food to feed vulnerable people.
The FoodForward SA WWF Nedbank Green Trust partnership will also provide valuable research data on practises in the agricultural sector.