Updated Jan 16, 2018

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

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

Jarrod Goentzel

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Snapshot

Stage 4: Transition to Scale

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

Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Post Harvest, Processing & Production and 5 MoreSEE MORE

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

Implemented In:

Uganda, South Africa and Djibouti

Uganda, South Africa and DjiboutiSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In

Innovation Description

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.

Milestones

Sep 2017
Recognition
Featured Innovator
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Launched
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New Country
Djibouti
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New Country
South Africa
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New Country
Uganda