Biotech Updates

Post-harvest Losses Still A Problem

November 6, 2009

Post-harvest losses remain to be a problem in developing countries but with adequate investment and training, these could be significantly reduced. According to a press release by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), food losses contribute to high food prices, environmental degradation and climate change.

FAO says that it is collaborating with the World bank and donor partners to train people in three continents on the proper handling of food products. Through revolving funds and loans, FAO is also able to facilitate the diffusion of better storage containers, and establish innovative institutional mechanisms.

Read FAO's press release at