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Postharvest Management in Sub-Saharan Africa (PHM-SSA)
Duration01 April 2013 - 31 March 2017
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Contract amountUS$ 0.00
Project objective

The overall goal is to improve household food security of smallholder farmers and communities in Sub-Saharan Africa through reduction of postharvest losses (PHL) of grains and pulses by addressing main constraining factors of technology dissemination and adoption, knowledge and information sharing, and policies related to PHM.

Focus countriesBenin, Mozambique
Project overview

The project aims to improve food security (increased food self-sufficiency and incomes) of smallholder farmers in SSA through reduction of postharvest losses of food crops (grains and pulses) by addressing major constraining factors of technology dissemination and adoption, knowledge and information sharing, rural advisory services (RAS) and policies related to PHM. Interventions focus at two levels: i) validation and promotion of PHM practices and systems at rural household and communities level through use of innovative RAS and private sector linkages, ii) linking national and regional level through active promotion of sharing and learning, capacity-building, and advocacy and policy dialogue related to PHM.

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