Postharvest Technology: Key to Food Security

One of the most crucial global issues today is food insecurity. By the year 2050, the world must feed 9 billion people and the demand for food will be 60% greater than it is today.

Today, according to Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, up to one third of all food, or around 1.3 billion tons of food, is spoiled or squandered before it can even be consumed by people every year. This is very alarming, knowing the fact that nearly one billion people across the world suffers the effects of food insecurity.

This is why it is a global call for improved postharvest crop management.

Postharvest food loss (PHL) is the measurable qualitative and quantitative food loss along the supply chain from the time of harvest until its consumption or other end uses. Food waste can be defined as the loss of edible food due to human action or inaction. ON the other hand, food loss is the inadvertent loss in food quantity because of management limitations of a given food value chain.

The factors that contribute to the total food loss range from harvest to handling and processing, to transportation, weather conditions, and availability of financial markets.

After being harvested, agricultural produce requires proper protection, packaging, distribution and marketing to meet the food and nutritional standards for human consumption.

According to studies, the impact of postharvest losses vary depending on the stage of economic development of a country. In less developed countries where the supply chain is less mechanized, the losses incurred are more massive.

In order to reduce postharvest food losses and ensure the future global food security, postharvest technology needs to step up no matter how developed a country is.

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