From Farm to Table: Waste Not, Want Not

My latest column for Infoboxx on farm waste in African food supply chains, with a focus on inefficiencies in Ghana and Nigeria.

Growing up, children around the world are admonished to finish their dinner plates with the common reproach, “Finish your food. There are starving children in Africa.” With the pervasive images of African poverty and malnutrition, it may come as a surprise, even to some Africans, that Ghanaians alone waste $8.9 billion worth of food each year. In the region that can perhaps at least afford to waste food, a great portion of it goes uneaten or is thrown away.

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