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FAO/World Bank workshop on reducing post-harvest losses in grain supply chains in Africa

Lessons learned and practical guidelines

The workshop, held from 18-19 March at FAO Headquarters in Rome, was organised jointly by FAO and the World Bank. Its objectives were to: (i) discuss the significance of post-harvest losses (PHLs) of grains in Africa; (ii) discuss best practices, ongoing activities and institutional arrangements to reduce PHLs of grains; (iii) identify future interventions and define the way forward for future collaboration. The meeting was attended by technical staff from FAO, the World Bank, WFP, IFAD, UNIDO, AfDB, the European Commission and the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the UK. Private sector participants from the grain industry included the East African Grain Council, Cereal Growers Association of Kenya, Premium Foods Ltd of Ghana, Grain Traders and Processors Association of Malawi, Food Reserve Agency of Zambia and GrainPro Inc of the USA.

Subject:
  Post-harvest management
AGS main series:
  Other
Author:
  Nomathemba Mhlanga, Edward Seidler, Divine Njie, Stephanie Gallat
Publisher:
  FAO
Year:
  2010
Language:
  English