A 2017 report by the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) – Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures – found that South Africans waste a third of all food in the country.
Quantified, this equals 10 million tonnes of food annually – a third of the 31 million tonnes of food produced in South Africa every year. Of the wasted foods, 44% comprise fruits and vegetables, 26% are grains, 15% are meats, and the other 13% is made up of roots, tubers and oilseeds.
A large proportion of this food wastage occurs both at production and retail levels.
The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.