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Mr. Maester Ortolan, 49 years old, has been a rice farmer for about 30 years.
He transport his grains for approximately 600 kilometers.
During this transport, it is estimated that around 5% of grains drop out of the truck and stay in the roads.
Mr. Ortolan said:
"There have been a great improvement in harvesting and planting techniques in the last decades, however the post-harvesting steps still being a bottleneck in the production system".
We are losing in trasportation hundreds of possibilities to feed more people in Brazil and around the world.
Mr. Ortolan is with us!
A really good and informative article by National Geographic, check this out:
"The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, which keeps tabs on what's grown and eaten around the globe, estimates that one-third of food produced for human consumption worldwide is annually lost or wasted along the chain that stretches from farms to processing plants, marketplaces, retailers, food-service operations, and our collective kitchens.
At 2.8 trillion pounds, that's enough sustenance to feed three billion people. In the United States, the waste is even more egregious: More than 30 percent of our food, valued at $162 billion annually, isn't eaten. Pile all that food on a football field and the layers would form a putrefying casserole miles high."
The article "Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People" by Toulmin and colaborators, showed waste at food transportation in developing countries as a major postharverst problem.
This is the data we are searching, to focus on a feasible sollution.
Check out some extra data and our ideas in the next days.