Following the activities of the Global Program for Food Security (GPFS), the technical discussion workshop and the national dialogue on food standards/norms related to postharvest management took place on 29-30 April 2015, at Kaya Kwanga Residential Hotel in Maputo. GPFS aims to increase food security for small holder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa by reducing post-harvest losses at farm and community levels. This program is coordinated by Helvetas Swiss inter-cooperation and implemented in a consortium with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) and AGRIDEA.
The first day (29th April) was dedicated to the technical discussion on food standards/norms related to post-harvest management between different key stakeholders representing public institutions, academy, business organizations, NGO’s and farmer associations.
The second day (30th April) was set aside for a national dialogue on food standards/norms related to post-harvest management.