The challenges of food insecurity in Africa: AS-Food's innovative approach to reducing post-harvest losses

Persistent food insecurity in Africa is a complex challenge requiring innovative solutions. Among other problems, the continent is confronted each year with the loss of millions of tons of crops due to a lack of processing equipment, inadequate transport infrastructure, etc., which exacerbates the food crisis. In this struggle to ensure a stable food supply, AS-Food sees itself as a catalyst for change. By focusing on reducing post-harvest losses, this mission-driven company provides a concrete response to the challenges of food insecurity in Africa.

The reality of post-harvest losses in Africa                             

 Every year, Africa loses an alarming amount of agricultural produce during the harvest period. According to the FAO, these losses represent 37% of total production, with an estimated value of 48 billion dollars. Grain losses alone are estimated at 4 billion dollars. They have a very significant impact, contributing to food insecurity and the vulnerability of communities.

As-Food: an innovative solution to reduce post-harvest losses


As-Food is tackling this problem head-on by marketing innovative, versatile mobile mini-plants for fruit and vegetable processing, designed to be transported directly to production sites, thus considerably reducing post-harvest losses.

 AS-Food's methods for contributing to food security

AS-Food's approach is based on 3 inseparable pillars:

Proximity to production sites : by deploying its mobile mini-factories directly on production sites, As-Food considerably reduces the delays and losses associated with transporting fruit and vegetables in often precarious conditions to distant processing facilities.

Fast, efficient processing: mobile mini-factories are designed for fast, efficient processing of fruit and vegetables, preserving their freshness and nutritional value. What's more, these mobile units can be adapted to different types of harvest throughout the year (mango, pineapple, cashew apple, eggplant, okra, tomato - non-exhaustive list), which can be transformed into purée, juice or nectar.

Commitment to local farmers As-Food works closely with local farmers, training them in best harvesting and preparation practices to minimize losses. The company also works closely with local authorities and organizations involved in the development and well-being of rural communities.

As-Food's impact on food insecurity :

As-Food's initiatives are not limited to reducing post-harvest losses. By promoting African agriculture, the company also intends to contribute to the creation of sustainable jobs in rural areas, thereby strengthening community resilience.

As-Food is positioning itself as a pioneer in the fight against food insecurity in Africa by directly addressing post-harvest losses. With its innovative approach and commitment to sustainability, the company is paving the way for a safer, more prosperous food future for the continent. By reducing post-harvest losses, As-Food is not only a pragmatic solution, but also a key player in building a food self-sufficient Africa.

If you are an agricultural cooperative, a food security organization, or if you share our vision, please do not hesitate contact us to discuss possible partnerships and collaborations. pour discuter d’éventuels partenariats et collaborations.

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