The Rockefeller Foundation’s YieldWise Initiative
aims to reduce food loss in various agricultural value chains by 2030, and
focuses on Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania. Cassava is critical to food security in
Africa, acting as the main source of nutrition for approximately half of the
continent’s population, or 500 million people. Further, cassava is a major
source of income for rural communities: more than half the world’s cassava, an
estimated 158 million tons, is produced annually by small holder farmers in
Africa. Despite the crop’s importance, massive amounts of cassava are spoiled
each year. In Nigeria, the largest producer on the continent accounting for
20 percent of all production, or 53 million tons, the problem is particularly
acute. In Nigeria alone, it is estimated that 40 percent of total cassava
produce is lost due to spoilage.
innovation challenge is open to all organizations, whether for-profit or
not-for-profit, including governmental and inter-governmental organizations. Collaborations
between organizations are encouraged. In the case of such collaborations, the
application should be made by a single organization (the ‘lead applicant’) who
would then sub-contract part of the award to its collaborators. Applications
will be accepted until July 8, 2016 and successful applicant will be notified
by July 29, 2016.
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