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Leap 09

Prevent crop and food loss

What if?

What if groundbreaking technologies could assist farmers all around the world in managing their soil for long-term health and ensuring sustainable production? Or what if we could regulate the quantities of mycotoxins, bacteria, and ethylene in newly grown food to keep it fresher for longer and prevent food waste?

Health impacts

Food loss is a major source of food insecurity, yet even slight de - creases in food loss can have a significant impact on human wellbeing. According to our estimations, 11.6 million people in Nigeria are in moderate or severe food insecurity, yet a reduction in food loss of only 16% in this country would be adequate to eliminate these issues and save 3.82 million WALYs.




End food loss (Nigeria)

1807

WALY per 100.000 individuals

Community impacts

Climate change, to which the global food system contributes significantly, is another important driver of food insecurity. In our analysis, we plotted the associated wellbeing consequences of growing food insecurity because of deteriorating climate change, and we discovered that wellbeing losses are most pronounced in India and Sub-Saharan Africa. By 2050, the number of WALYs lost due to food insecurity is estimated to total around 5 million.




Avoid food insecurities caused by climate change (India and Sub-Saharan Africa)

195.18

WALY per 100.000 individuals

Stability impacts

Climate change, to which the global food system contributes significantly, is another important driver of food insecurity. In our analysis, we plotted the associated wellbeing consequences of growing food insecurity because of deteriorating climate change, and we discovered that wellbeing losses are most pronounced in India and Sub-Saharan Africa. By 2050, the number of WALYs lost due to food insecurity is estimated to total around 5 million.




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