This January, MIT graduate students Paul Artiuch and Samuel Kornstein traveled throughout India to identify challenges and inefficiencies in India's agricultural system that result in millions of tons of wasted food each year. In this report, Artiuch and Kornstein describe their journey and some of their findings.
As part of an MIT Public Service Center and International Development Initiative fellowship, we spent the past five months researching sustainable approaches to reducing agricultural food waste in India. We chose to tackle this issue as we both have an interest in waste reduction and prevention, and we saw a significant opportunity to make a difference in India: Reports indicate that as much as 20 to 40 percent of food grown in India spoils before reaching consumers. This translates to millions of tons of wasted food each year. Read more
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