Cameroon is ‘Africa in miniature’ as it is home to 90% of Africa’s ecological systems. A large part of Cameroon is under the Congo basin, which holds over 15% of the world’s remaining tropical forests.
Temperature management is the major factor in reducing food loss and waste (FLW) in fruits and vegetables. Cold storage allows for produce to stay fresh for longer periods by slowing down its physiological changes that can lead to quality deterioration.
To help manage the far-reaching risks of a changing and variable climate in Africa, investments in climate services must simultaneously meet context-specific needs and have a broad scale impact. However, making this investment work for smallholder farmers, at scale, has been challenging.
Well-functioning climate services can play a critical role in managing the risks of a changing and variable climate, helping decision-makers understand, anticipate, and manage climate-related risks across a range of time scales, from days to decades.
This is a webinar of the virtual soft launch of the Food Loss and Waste Value Chain Selection Guide. The Food Loss and Waste Value Chain Selection Guide has been developed with funding support from USAID Sustainable Landscapes Program and USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
USAID Sustainable Landscapes Program and USDA Foreign Agricultural Service worked with Agribusiness Associates on an applied research project to enable greater investments in Food Loss and Waste (FLW) and integrate FLW into climate-smart agriculture programming.