Food Security
“The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that almost a third of all food produced globally, is lost or wasted every year due to inefficient transport and storage of perishable produce.”
This creates vulnerability in food supply in a world that struggles to fairly and efficiently distribute food to feed its growing population.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that almost one-third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted every year due to inefficient transport and storage of perishable produce. Additionally, price volatility, which could be reduced through improved information transparency, leads to significant uncertainty. In extreme cases when prices unexpectedly plummet, it becomes economical for farmers to allow crops to rot in the field.

SOLUTION
The tracking of food in transit around the globe will provide data to: identify where efficiencies in logistics could be implemented to reduce spoilage of produce in transit, plan for new infrastructural development such as ports and terminals and re-route shipments in the event of a port blockage or road-traffic incidents.
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“MDDEAS will provide an audit-able trail of food products to assist with disease control in the food supply chain.”
BENEFITS
“Increased efficiency in food chain."
  • The provision for globally efficient surveillance of agricultural health will help contain food-based disease outbreaks
  • The costs of compliance with food regulations will decrease
  • Increased efficiency in food chain logistics will reduce spoilage in transit
  • Investment in country infrastructure can be targeted at projects to increase food chain efficiency and security
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