What’s Food Loss and Waste Got to Do with Sustainable Development? A Lot, Actually.

The very relevant topic of “Food Loss and Waste” rehashed below.

More than 150 world leaders will meet in New York this weekend to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global targets intended to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and curb climate change. The SDGs will help set the global development agenda for the next 15 years, focusing attention on the opportunities that will allow for more a sustainable future.

One such priority included is reducing global food waste. Specifically, SDG Target 12.3 will call for the world to cut per capita food waste in half by 2030. If met, this ambitious target will not only boost food security, but also improve livelihoods, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save land and water. In short, curbing food waste is both a goal in itself and a means of achieving other SDGs.

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eConsultant2:Agribusiness Mapping in Northern Nigeria

Deadline: 18-Feb-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This assignment constitutes the opening phase of a process to improve the prospects for img_7478Aagribusiness in northern Nigeria. It aims to develop a clear understanding of the value chains in each of maize, rice, tomatoes, poultry and aquaculture as well as an understanding of the binding constraints to growth in those value chains. It will focus on four states in Northern Nigeria: Jigawa, Katsina, Kano and Kaduna.

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