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

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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