We are producing and developing tools for the most vulnerable in socity, specifically the Food Security department is currently focused on protecting Livestock high yielding breeds and sustainable intensification of agro-ecological & climate sensitive husbandry practices such as zero grazing. Additionally, we are focussed on food losses and waste, since, following the food crisis in 2006/ 2007 there was a sharp rise in global food prices that brought an increased focus on agriculture and a renewed interest in the reduction of postharvest losses (PHLs) as a means of increasing food availability. In the case of smallholders, most cereals are stored by farming households after harvest until they are sold or consumed during the year. A key aspect of addressing post-harvest losses is through encouraging smallholders to invest more of their resources in postharvest handling and storage to maintain the high quality of their cereal and reap the rewards of higher value markets. Better post-harvest management associated with loss reduction was also reported by the World Bank’s 2011 “Missing Food Report” as a way of helping to build resilience against current and future climate-related shocks, and reduce the need for compensatory agricultural extensification, land use change, and damage to the environment services, including carbon sequestration. We have tools focused on reducing losses through post harvest storage.
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