Postharvest Loss Management
Outputs and Outcomes
- Improved handling and storage options within the grains and pulses value chains are benefiting smallholder farmers in pilot countries.
- Good practice options for reducing postharvest losses are compiled, disseminated and scaled up.
- Appropriate regulatory frameworks on reducing post-harvest losses in food supply chains are introduced and implemented at national and regional levels and financing is secured.
1.1 Major constraints related to markets and community & household storage strategies in selected food crops value chains have been analysed
1.2 Promising PHM practices and systems have been identified, validated and further developed.
1.3 PHM practices and systems have been disseminated and adopted.
2.1 Good PHM practices and systems have been documented & used in networks
2.2 Innovative RAS, suitable for effective dissemination and scaling-up of PHM practices have identified and (further) developed.
2.3 Relevant actors (RAS agents, farmer org., private sector, government officials, and policy makers) have been capacitated on PHM practices and systems.
3.1 Relevant policy briefs on PHM have been elaborated and made available.
3.2. PHM has been included in the agendas of local, national and regional policy dialogue platforms.
3.3 Frameworks for food standards and norms have integrated PHM aspects.
Goal and expected outcomes
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. Specific objectives are:
- To identify, further validate and disseminate successful PHM practices and systems6 adapted to specific socio-economic and socio-cultural contexts and addressing major market constraints in food crops value chains (grains and pulses) in selected countries (2 priority countries in first phase)
- To reach scale and sustainability in the adoption of good PHM practices and systems through innovative approaches in rural advisory services (RAS), capacity-building and effective knowledge management.
- To address policy constraints related to PHM issues through increased awareness of policy makers and through fostering of effective mechanisms for learning and sharing of experiences of PHM (includes linkage with other two PHL initiatives of GPFS; regional/SSA focus).
Goal, outcomes and outputs of PHM project
- PROCEEDINGS OF THE MALAWI POLICY DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE-RELATED RISKS TO CROP PRODUCTION AND POST HARVEST LOSS MANAGEMENT
20 - 21 October 2015
- PACA Newsletter
Nov / Dec 2015
- Technical Discussion Workshop and National Dialogue on Food Standards⁄Norms Related to Post-harvest Management
29 - 30 April 2015
- Workshop for validation of a Consultation on PHM policy evaluation and Policy dialogue on Post Harvest Management (PHM) in BENIN
19 - 20 Feb 2014
- Post-Harvest Management Policies, Programmes and Strategies in Benin and Sub-Saharan Africa
30 Mar 2014
- Postharvest Management (PHM) and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Policy Studies
19 - 20 May 2014
- Post-harvest Management Policy and Strategies in Mozambique and Sub-Saharan Africa
30 Jun 2014
- Analysis of Existing Institutional Arrangements and Policy Environments for Managing Climate Related Risks to Smallholder Crop Production and Post-Harvest Handling in Malawi
- Analysis of Existing Institutional Arrangements and the Policy Environment for Managing Risk for Crop Production and Post-harvest Handling in Madagascar
- Institutional arrangements and policy environment for managing climatic risk for crop production and post-harvest handling in climate disaster prone areas - Synthesis Report
- Analyses of existing institutional arrangements and the policy environment for managing risk related to crop production and post-harvest handling in climate disaster areas, with specific reference to smallholder farming in South Africa
- Institutional Arrangements for Managing Risk for Crop Production and Post-Harvest Handling in Climate Disaster-Prone Areas of Zimbabwe
- Madagascar FANRPAN Policy Brief
- Zimbabwe FANRPAN Policy Brief
- South Africa FANRPAN Policy Brief
- Malawi FANRPAN Policy Brief
Preventing PostHarvest Loss
Outputs and Outcomes
Challenges to address
Linkages and further initiatives