L-R: President, Turkey, Middle East & Africa, Leif Flojgaard; Business Development Manager (Africa), Omoyele Kolawole Sunday and Regional President Turkey, Middle East & Africa, Levent Taskin during the unveiling of Danfoss Company in Nigeria, at Eko Hotel Convention Centre Lagos, yesterday
Nigeria’s food waste has hit $750 billion yearly. This was revealed by the Sales Manager, North West & Central Africa Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Danfoss, Youssef Zitouni .
Zitouni revealed this at the unveiling of Danfoss Company in Nigeria held in Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos yesterday.
According to him, food wastage in Nigeria is incredible as “80% food wasted food in Nigeria VS 33% in the world.” He also hinted that for “every ton of food waste generated, 1.9t C02 eq/t is emitted;’ insisting that half of Nigeria’s population faces “threats of hunger and starvation.”
Speaking in an exclusive interview with AgroNigeria, the Business Development Manager, Danfoss (Africa), Sunday Kolawole Omoleye, said there is nexus between Danfoss and agriculture as cold chain is very good for agriculture produce as “agriculture is one of our major target market in Nigeria.”
He further noted that the waste in Nigeria’s agriculture sector can be curtailed. “You will discover that in Nigeria, a lot of foods are wasting; you go to the north, you see tomatoes, pineapples and all manner of produce perished after three days of harvest. If you look at how much is lost due to this it is billions of Naira at the end of the year. Cold chain help people to prevent waste associated with incessant waste associated with farm produce from farm gate to fork,” Omoyele said.