Using by-products to increase yields and sequester carbon
Circular food systems in East Africa 5/5
Food loss is a big challenge in the African continent. In some cases, 50% of the food that farmers produce never gets to the market. Food loss has a detrimental impact on farmers’ incomes, land use, and food security. Enter Agricycle. In this film, we learn how Agricycle’s approach uses technology and market linkages to help more than 35, 000 farmers around the world address the issue of food loss. Passive solar dehydrators are designed to maximize solar energy for the efficient drying of fruit. By connecting growers in poor areas of the world to international markets, farmers can get a fair price for their produce allowing them to invest in housing, education, health and a chance of a better life.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. We develop and promote the idea of a circular economy, and work with business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally.
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