Project evaluation “Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives in SSA”

BFH-HAFL has been mandated with the end-of-project evaluation for the program “Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholders in food deficit areas”, financed by SDC and jointly implemented by FAO, WFP and IFAD.


  • Lead department School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
  • Institute Institute for Participatory Health Care
  • Research unit International Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Funding organisation Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (Bundesverwaltung)
  • Duration (planned) 15.03.2020 - 15.09.2020
  • Project management Dominique Guenat
  • Head of project Dominique Guenat
  • Keywords Post-harvest losses, project evaluation, FAO, WFP, IFAD


In most countries in Africa postharvest food losses (PHL) are significant and constitute an important inhibitor to food security and nutrition among the most vulnerable social classes. In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in particular, cumulative losses at post-harvest and processing stages have reached up to 40% of total production. Based on this background, the SDC has been implementing programs since 2008 on postharvest management (PHM) in SSA with a common goal to increase food security of smallholder farmers through reduced PHL at farm and community level.