Solving Hunger Through Post-Harvest Loss Reduction
People are still hungry. Despite decades of increasing agricultural yields in less-industrialized regions of the world, in large part thanks to the support from international agencies such as USAID, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hunger persists. According to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, food production over the past five years has generally increased worldwide. We grow enough food to feed the world’s population. Why does food security remain so elusive?
Opportunity to Publish on the Global Engagement Forum: Online
June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - PYXERA Global has an opportunity for you to contribute and inform the growing conversation around four solvable problems we are diving into at the Global Engagement Forum: Liveconference this October 10–11.
Advancing four solvable problems within the global Goals—skills gap: STEM, energy poverty, post-harvest loss, and marine debris
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ -PYXERA Global is proud to announce the third Global Engagement Forum: Live, to be held on October 10-11, 2018 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The invite-only forum focuses on four solvable problems within the Sustainable Development Goals. Leaders and experts from business, government, and nonprofit organizations will come together for two days of intensive collaboration.
PYXERA Global is Hosting Fall Virtual Event Series on the Youth Skills Gap, Post-Harvest Loss, and Treatable and Preventable NCDs
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -The time is now to engage partners, begin collaborations, scale solutions, and make progress on solvable problems such as reducing post-harvest loss, bridging youth skills gap and increasing employability, and treating and preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). PYXERA Global will host a #GEFlive fall virtual event series on those three solvable problems, starting in September.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Now is the time for action on complex global challenges. PYXERA Global will lead two workshops at the 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit to advance partnership to solve complex global challenges this May 10. These workshops will hone in on two areas: how to effectively engage in partnership and post-harvest loss reduction.
80+ CEOs, governmental and business leaders meet at RBSEU to drive the debate on qualifying social impact
Washington, D.C.,May 8, 2017/3BL Media/ - Amanda MacArthur, Chief Program Officer at PYXERA Global, will present alongside The Rockefeller Foundation on the YieldWise initiative at Ethical Corporation’s 16th Responsible Business Summit Europe taking place in London on June 7-8.
Takeaways from the PYXERA Global Engagement Forum: Live
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – PYXERA Global and partners convened more than 200 leaders and innovators at the Global Engagement Forum: Live in Washington, D.C on April 4 and 5. The two-day Forum dove into global challenges outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically with regards to hunger (reducing post-harvest loss), global health, and youth employability.
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Global Engagement Forum: Live has reached its full capacity. Those still interested in participating in the three issues the Forum aims to address—post-harvest loss, the youth skills gap, and preventing and treating non-communicable diseases—can join in the Forum conversation on Twitter this April 4 – 5 on #GEFlive.
Steven Colbert once noted, “If the human body is 98 percent water, why am I only 2 percent interested?” Colbert’s jab appropriately questions our wasteful mindset regarding our most precious resource. Our food supply can be viewed similarly: how can we so easily accept wastage levels of 30-40 percent of life-sustaining food resources?
Four Intervention Points to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss
Across the agricultural landscape, critical crop yield interventions like fertilizers, bio-pesticides, drought resistant seeds, and better farming practices have been the predominate methods of improving food security. But what about the basket of tomatoes that falls off the back of a truck on a bumpy road? Or the crate of produce that spoils in the heat before ever reaching its destination? Or the fields of fruit that rot on the vine due to a seasonal glut? While these situations may seem inconsequential, individual moments of food loss add up over time.