FOOD IM­PORT COSTS TO GO UP

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries -

Africa’s food im­port bill could go up to $110 bil­lion (Sh11.15 tril­lion) by 2025, un­less post-har­vest losses are dealt with through be­hav­iour change ap­proaches. Ex­perts con­vened to assess gains of the Yield­Wise ini­tia­tive by Rock­e­feller. They said the bill which stands at $35 bil­lion (Sh3.5 tril­lion) has been ag­gra­vated by food losses in the con­ti­nent, adding subsa­ha­ran Africa loses 20 per cent of the food har­vested in post-har­vest prac­tices. Yield­Wise em­pow­ers small­holder farm­ers with skills on re­duc­ing post har­vest losses.

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