“As much as half of the water used to grow food globally may be lost or wasted,” says Dr. Charlotte de Fraiture, researcher at International Water Management Institute, in the report mentioned above. “Curbing these losses and improving water productivity provides win-win opportunities for farmers, business, ecosystems and the global hungry,” she said. “An effective water-saving strategy requires that minimizing food wastage is firmly placed on the political agenda.”

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