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Esther Ndichu: Hunger isn’t a food issue. It’s a logistics issue

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Most people presume that world hunger is caused by a lack of food. But Esther Ndichu, the humanitarian supply chain director at UPS, argues that the real issue is logistics. She points out that food often rots just miles from the neediest people and that farmers often can’t get goods to market. By fixing the "last mile," she shows that hunger can be solved in our lifetime. TED@UPS was a TED-curated event featuring a diverse group of speakers from across the UPS community. Jointly produced by TED and UPS, the event put a spotlight on ideas, projects and insights that will contribute to the importance of pushing forward through obstacles. About the TED Institute: We know that innovative ideas and fresh approaches to challenging problems can be discovered inside visionary companies around the world. The TED Institute helps surface and share these insights. Every year, TED works with a group of select companies and foundations to identify internal ideators, inventors, connectors, and creators. Drawing on the same rigorous regimen that has prepared speakers for the TED main stage, TED Institute works closely with each partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to sharpen and fine tune ideas. Learn more at http://www.ted.com/ted-institute Follow TED Institute on Twitter @TEDPartners Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDInstitute
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Crispus Mwavita (1 year ago)
Perfectly addressed indeed hunger is caused by logistics issue rather than food issue
sara sara (2 years ago)
Hunger is a big issue and on and on...... Wow good speech must be awesome you are like totally cool. Lol hey if food goes bad before it gets to where we need it most how come no one is solving that problem instead of just focusing on giving food, they should be focusing on getting the food there first
sara sara (2 years ago)
Why are people so dump. I am curious why can't they just do rather then think. Okey now I sound dump. My bad. Good speech loved it. XOXO
morgan (3 years ago)
Oretha Witcher (4 years ago)
Hunger is a world issue. let's all make a difference
Pedro Rivera (3 years ago)
+ Fade Flyz
Arber BTV (4 years ago)
al pazar
Wanja Chomba (4 years ago)
Great 'talk'; sobering statistics. Asante Esther for this informative 'talk'.