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

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mandefu Akwanza Dieudonné (at left) and his workers harvest cassava

News

25/03/2015

Kinshasa, 17 March 2015. About 40 participants, including experts in post-harvest management, representatives of relevant public and private sector actors, national and international institutions and organizations, decision makers were informed about the project “

24/09/2015

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the UN Rome based agencies (FAO, IFAD and WFP) co-organized a workshop on Post-Harvest Management (PHM) / Food Loss Reduct...

African Union (AU) Malabo Declaration on Agriculture and Postharvest Losses
29/09/2014

The AU launched  2014 the “Year of Agriculture and Food Security” marking the 10th anniversary of the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) on January 30, 2014 during its 22nd Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

Articles
01/07/2020

In the current health and economic crisis triggered by COVID-19, regional markets in Africa have actually suffered very little from shortages.

 
Events

19/9

2023

22/9

2023

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), 19/09/2023 - 22/09/2023

Hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC) at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the congress is being organized by the AUC in collaboration with various partners, including development partners, private sector actors, academic/research institutions, and civil society.

13/10

2014

13/10

2015

Virtual Event, 13/10/2014 - 13/01/2015

“What are your experiences in levels of grain losses, particularly maize? How were they measured? What solutions can be/were implement to reduce these losses? What success stories can you share with the Community? ” In Kenya, the SAVE FOOD Initiative and

23/2

2015

27/2

2015

Arusha (Tanzania), 23/02/2015 - 27/02/2015

The Postharvest Education Foundation offers global postharvest e-learning programs, training materials and participatory workshops on appropriate postharvest technologies for participants in more than 15 developing countries. In association with local par

 
Projects
 
Publications
Announcing YieldWise: How the World Can Cut Food Waste and Loss by Half
01/01/2016

Over the last three years, we have explored interventions as part of our ongoing work to strengthen African farmers like Sella. We learned that there are many existing solutions—yet these solutions were not reaching smallholder farmers. We are dedicated to re-aligning actors and interventions, such as expanding proven technologies that...

Appropriate Seed and Grain Storage Systems for Small-scale Farmers
01/01/2014

The southern Africa region is vulnerable to a diverse array of hazards, largely linked to environmental causes (such as drought, cyclones and floods); human, animal and plant diseases and pests; economic shocks; and in some areas socio-political unrest and insecurity, among others.

Bellagio Statement on Postharvest Management
26/03/2018

The Bellagio Statement is first and foremost a collective commitment to collaborate and scale- up effective actions. It is also a call for large-scale, sustained, coordinated and mutually sup- portive actions from all stakeholders across agri-food systems, including farmers, aggregators, traders, retailers, PHM technology and service providers, financial institutions, governments, etc.

 
Multimedia
29/06/2021

Main achievements of the UN Rome-based Agencies project “Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholders in food deficit areas” project, jointly implemented by the Rome-Based UN Agencies (RBA)”