Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

Africa Strategic Grain Reserves Conference

Hybrid Event, 14/06/2016 - 15/06/2016

Nairobi, Kenya – Some of the brightest minds in food security are coming together on 14-15 June 2016 to participate at the first Africa Strategic Grain Reserve Conference to be held in Nairobi at the Intercontinental Hotel. The event aims to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in developing nations by reinforcing the role of strategic grain reserves through innovative and affordable safe storage systems and solutions.

The 2016 first Africa Strategic Grain Reserve Conference is an opportunity to discuss large-scale storage and national grain reserves from the perspective of users, experts, and policy makers in the field, and introduce innovative storage strategies and solutions to strengthen Africa’s food security and food safety. The prevalence and growth of aflatoxin in stored grain continues to be a leading food safety issue on the continent.

Conference Sponsors include the Africa Union’s Partnership for Aflatoxin Control (PACA), Abt Associates, the Schooner Africa Fund, AGCO/GSI and GrainPro.

Partners include the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Farm Concern International, Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS), and the World Food Preservation Center.

For more information, contact Jordan Dey ([email protected]) or conference organizer Ludovica Bellingeri ([email protected])


Press release, 8 June 2016