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2012

Reducing Food Losses through Improved Post Harvest Management in Ethiopia

Ethiopie

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Reducing Food Losses through Improved Post Harvest Management in Ethiopia

Pays/Région : Ethiopie

Numéro du projet : 7F-08500.01

Phase en cours : 01.09.2012 - 31.08.2017

Partenaires chargé de la mise en œuvre : Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Ethiopia.

Contexte
In Ethiopia, food grains constitute the major source of food, accounting for up to 82 % of total calorie intake and food expenditure. At least 30% of this production is lost annually whereas about 15% of the population is food insecure. Poor postharvest management practices are the major reason for this level of losses. So far, limited effort has been made to reduce these losses but global and national awareness is rising : it is becoming clear that not only increased agricultural production is needed to improve food security, but also reduced postharvest losses. Some initial assessments even show that household food security can be substantially improved by reducing postharvest losses.

Présentation
Ethiopian policies recognize that a significant portion of food produced using scarce resources such as land and water is lost due to inappropriate postharvest management practices, and also negatively affects household food security. To reduce these food losses the project implemented by the Government of Ethiopia with technical assistance of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will raise awareness, develop capacities of farmers and other actors, disseminate improved practices in selected regions and formulate a postharvest management policy.

Budget alloué par la DDC pour la phase en cours : CHF 3’334’000
Budget total du projet pour la phase en cours : CHF 3’334’000

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