4. Protect harvests

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In many of the poorest countries, 20-40% of crop yields are lost because of inadequate pre- and post-harvest support.  Likewise, vast quantities of food are squandered during production and consumption phases of the food chain.

  • Build local storage facilities and transportation mechanisms, including cold chain storage for food preservation.
  • Localise the application of agronomic knowledge, pest-identification and meteorological information.
  • Educate the public on sustainable consumption and production needs and behaviours, including on the need to reduce food waste.
  • Provide risk management tools to support farmers in managing weather and market variations.

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