Redesigning USAID's food aid bags could prevent 10,000 tons from going bad and save $15m a year

A new study designed to improve the way USAID bags and ships food aid to developing countries conducted by researchers at MIT could save $15 million a year and reduce the need for costly and dangerous fumigation.

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  • Sophie Edwards

    Sophie Edwards is a Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.