25 September 2018

What can be done on policy level to reduce postharvest losses for better food security? In what way can local organizations support the sustainable introduction and integration of postharvest management (PHM) policies?

These and other related questions will be discussed at our next webinar on 25th September 2018, with distinguished Prof. Joao Mutondo (Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)). He will present best practices for ensuring the adoption of PHM in policies and development plans, with a special focus on experiences from Mozambique. On this basis, we want to discuss with you, the stakeholders, about your experiences in getting PHM into the policy level and supporting the adoption of PHM practices in that way. We will also link the debate to the Bellagio statement on PHM, introduced by Raphael Dischl from Helvetas.

New: The webinar will be held in two (2) sessions of the same programme in one day to carter for stakeholders who might not be able to attend in the morning!

1st slot:  REGISTER HERE

11 am. to 1.00 pm. East African Time, 8.00 to 10:00 a.m. West African; 10.00 to 12.00 a.m. South African/Central European time; 
2nd slot: 

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. East African Time, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. West African; 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. South African/Central European time 

The webinar series on Postharvest Management (PHM) started in 2017 and will continue this year (2018) under the theme “Scaling up proven technologies and practices of postharvest management in Africa”. We will be happy to exchange with you on the questions of how we can take advantage of proven technologies and practices that diminish postharvest losses and foster their adoption by smallholder farmers.

The webinars are organized by the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), supported by FANRPAN and backstopped and facilitated by the Centre for Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (AGRIDEA) on behalf of the project Postharvest Management in Sub-Saharan Africa (PHM-SSA).


The webinars will, in addition to a presentation, be focused on interaction between participants on the basis of the presentations. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to share their own experiences on the topics of discussion and learn from experiences all over sub-Saharan Africa.


The key messages and insights of the discussions on the webinars will be shared on different platforms including the Global Community of Practice (CoP) forum on food loss and waste moderated by FAO, and the Virtual Networking Platform, the D-groups, Twitter and Facebook, moderated by AFAAS.


About the PHM-SSA project:


The PHM-SSA project is being implemented by a consortium including Helvetas, AFAAS, FANRPAN and AGRIDEA in Mozambique and Benin. The project aims to improve food security of smallholder men and women farmers in SSA through reduction of postharvest losses of food crops (grains and pulses) with a market system approach. The project draws lessons and experiences from the implementing countries that are shared at the continental level. A similar project, Grain Postharvest Loss Prevention Project (GPLP) is being implemented in Tanzania. The projects are funded by the Swiss Agency for International Development and Cooperation (SDC).


For more on the PHM-SSA project, contact: