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Reducing Postharvest Loss on the Ground: Interview with Noel Valentin Mulinda

Reducing Postharvest Loss on the Ground: Interview with Noel Valentin Mulinda | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
“The most powerful postharvest tool is knowledge,” says Noel Valentin Mulinda, a recent graduate from the Postharvest Education Foundation’s e-learning program.
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A huge percentage (between 30-80%) of food waste around the globe can be attributed to post-harvest loss. Finding solutions will cut down on food waste exponentially, and will benefit farmers.

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Georgia farmer fined $5000 for growing too many veggies

Georgia farmer fined $5000 for growing too many veggies | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
By various sources DeKalb County is suing a local farmer for growing too many vegetables, but he said he will fight the charges in the ongoing battle neighbors call “Cabbagegate.” The law was suppo...
The Organic Stream's insight:

By keeping things local, small farmers are demonstrating how a decentralised and distributed production model can benefit local communities, local soils, and the environment. This is something we go into great detail in our most recent podcast episode. However, instead of promoting this, DeKalb County, USA, is using a law intended to stop large commercial operations in residential areas to fine a 2-acre farmer who sells to neighbours and farmers markets.


We should be promoting and supporting small farmers across the world, not penalising them.

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GFAR Report Finds that Strengthening Farmers’ Rights Can Prevent Food Insecurity

GFAR Report Finds that Strengthening Farmers’ Rights Can Prevent Food Insecurity | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
GFAR finds that Guatemalan farmers seek inclusion in local and national discussions about their rights and the future of seed preservation.
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Protecting farmers and treating them fairly for the essential work that they do will benefit a whole community, not just the farmer. And the fight to preserve genetic diversity in plants is essential.


We learned a lot about the types of hardships farmers can face, and the kinds of actions we should take to support them better in last week's Organic Stream.

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