My topic of focus throughout my masters dissertation was: food loss on smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), which consists of some of the highest post-harvest losses (PHL) in the world.
Most of these losses can be reduced by effective knowledge/technology distribution, and investment in resistant seed strains.
Outside of my degree I am interested in UK food security, and the dangers the that UK and other import dependent states face in an increasingly uncertain political, economic, social, and environmental climate.
Other focuses are: population increase, decreasing total food loss and increasing yield, food availability due to climate change and the dangers of food loss presents in those regions impacted most by climate change.
Here are some interesting articles surrounding food security, food loss, agricultural governance, farming and similar topics.
Latest articles and commentary on food security and food loss
June 2019 Food Thinkers seminar: What does viewing food as a system and resilience mean for the practice of coherent policy making?
Food Security and Food waste in developed countries
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Food Security and Food loss in developing countries