Food Loss and Waste: An Unacceptable Reality

Food and Agriculture, Headlines, Latin America & the Caribbean, Poverty & SDGs • Mario Lubetkin is FAO Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean – In recent years, the population of Latin America and...

New UPSCALE Publication

Achieving food security remains a pressing challenge for small-scale farmers, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Ongoing climate change, invasive noxious weeds, and crop pests further exacerbate the situation. Optimizing traditional cropping systems...

Bonsucro Impact Fund: Reflections from year one and plans for year two

28th February 2023 Written by Sophie O’Loghlen-Vidot, Impact Funding Manager, Bonsucro The Bonsucro Impact Fund (BIF) was launched in February 2022, with our first deadline for applications in May 2022. What a year it has been: We received 28 applications for projects...

ThriveAgric wins US$1mn at 2022 AYuTe Africa Challenge

Leading agricultural technology company, ThriveAgric, has recently emerged as the West African winners of the annual AYuTe Africa Challenge, receiving a US$1mn grant prize as reward Organised by Heifer International, the Agriculture Youth Technology (AYuTe)...

Digitalizing Biofortified Food Supply Chains to Facilitate Scale

As a result of HarvestPlus-led delivery efforts, an estimated 9.7 million smallholder households were growing biofortified crops in 2020. Spread across 19 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, translates to 48.5...