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Postharvest management in Sub-Saharan Africa – FAO/IFAD/WFP

Afrique

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Postharvest management in Sub-Saharan Africa – FAO/IFAD/WFP

Pays/Région : Afrique

Numéro du projet : 7F-08501.01
Phase en cours : 01.09.2012 - 30.09.2016

Partenaires chargé de la mise en œuvre : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with FAO as the lead implementing agency.

Contexte
For most countries in Africa and notably the low-income/food-deficit countries, postharvest losses (PHL) are often a forgotten yet important factor that exacerbates food insecurity. A recent study (FAO, 2011) estimated food losses of 120-170 kg per capita and year for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with 40% of the losses occurring at post-harvest and processing stage. Of even greater significance are qualitative PHL which take the form of reduced revenues due to quality and market opportunity losses

Présentation
Food losses in Sub-Saharan Africa account for almost one third of the production and occur mostly at postharvest handling and at processing level. The goal of this project is to reduce postharvest losses for improved food security of smallholder farmers. The project will be jointly implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) focusing of the establishment of a global community of practice to enhance knowledge management, sharing and e-learning, as well as support to policy development in the tree pilot countries, at regional and global levels.

Budget alloué par la DDC pour la phase en cours : CHF 2’700’000
Budget total du projet pour la phase en cours : CHF 2’700’000

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