No Food Left Behind, Part 3: Second Helping: Can the Gig Economy Rescue Surplus Food from Farms
April 15, 2020
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This third report in the No Food Left Behind series further examines post-harvest loss and looks at options for recovering surplus produce and decreasing loss rates. Focusing on labor as one of the main reasons farmers are often unable to harvest, the report looks for solutions that can make economic sense for growers, potentially create a new job market, and get edible, surplus food to the food rescue and recovery network.
Through an iterative human-centered design and research process, the research team asks the question of whether the agricultural industry could leverage technology and the gig-economy workforce to tackle the challenge of getting surplus produce to market.
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