FOOD IMPORT COSTS TO GO UP
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.