New Technologies Can Beat Hunger

More than 39 million people starved as a result of droughts Worldwide, United Nations Food Programme has reported. It would be easy to assume that after few years there will not be enough food to feed the world’s growing population as there are so many affected people but this is not true.

The fact is that there is sufficient food available to feed people but the problem is that many developed countries lack the farming and supply chain techniques to prevent the food from spoilage.

Twiga Smartphone App Can Beat Hunger

Guillaume Bonnel, head of impact investing at Lombard Odier Investment Managers explains:

“Under nourishment doesn’t happen from producing insufficient quantities of food. It happens because of logistical problems.”

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation has reported that around one third of the food produced in the world wasted each year. 30 per cent of cereals, 40 to 50 per cent of root crops, fruits and vegetables, 20 per cent of oil seeds, meat and dairy, and around 35 per cent of fish breaks down each year.

In the under developed countries, harvesting techniques are not so advanced that can keep food fresh during the early stages of the supply chain. Moreover, there are no cooling facilities to prevent the food from spoilage.

The investment community said:

Resolving these recurring shortages will require a combination of investment, technological innovation and education

According to Fund management groups that they can make a solid investment return for investors and can help developing communities that are the victims of poor food supply chains.

However, recently Twiga has launched a smartphone app that helps buyers to order the food they need in advance of market day. Twiga has established a series of warehouses in strategic locations to keep the food fresh and deliver it at the right time when it is required.

So many millennials are keen interested to play their part in improving society, particularly in areas of poverty or food scarcity. So, those with great minds and knows that how to introduce new ways to prevent wastage of food, should take initiative and can work with the millennials on new apps as Twiga’s smartphone app.

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