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February 12th, 2019 / New Times, Rwanda

Climatic change has made issue of food insecurity more critical and serious in developing countries. According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations about 815 million people out of the 7.6 billion people in the world were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2016. Most of these people belonged to low income countries.

On one hand there is starvation on other hand food wastage on a very large scale has been reported globally. According to Food Wastage Footprint :Impacts on Natural Resources report, each year global food waste is the size in volume of water that annually flows into Russia’s Volga River. Food wastage on such high scale has environmental implications. It is responsible for adding 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to atmosphere.

12th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 12) calls for the world to cut food waste in half by 2030.The United Nation hopes that if this goal is met it will improve the standard of living of population, there will be less hungry people on the planet also environment will be rid of poisonous gas emissions.  Read more