Updated Apr 26, 2021

Food Assistance Packaging Evaluation - Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE)

http://cite.mit.edu/reports/food-aid-packaging-evaluation

Jarrod Goentzel

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Improved packaging technology could enable humanitarian assistance to reach more beneficiaries by: (1) reducing losses in international shipments while removing fumigation cost; and (2) improving farm-level storage to increase supply from regional markets. MIT conducted studies with nearly 1,000 tons of food shipped to Africa and with equipment deployed to over 16,000 farmers in Uganda. Results...
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Improved packaging technology could enable humanitarian assistance to reach more beneficiaries by: (1) reducing losses in international shipments while removing fumigation cost; and (2) improving farm-level storage to increase supply from regional markets. MIT conducted studies with nearly 1,000 tons of food shipped to Africa and with equipment deployed to over 16,000 farmers in Uganda. Results highlight opportunities to improve the cost-effectiveness of humanitarian assistance supply chains.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

The technology evaluation report with results of this research has now been published on the CITE website.
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Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Humanitarian Assistance, Post Harvest and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Agriculture, Humanitarian Assistance, Post Harvest, Processing & Production, Public-Private Partnerships and ResilienceSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Djibouti, Uganda and South Africa

Djibouti, Uganda and South AfricaSEE LESS

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South Africa
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Djibouti