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.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département responsable Haute école des sciences agronomiques, forestières et alimentaires
  • Institut Institut des soins de santé participatifs
    Agronomie
  • Unité de recherche Agriculture internationale et développement rural
  • Organisation d'encouragement Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (Bundesverwaltung)
  • Durée (prévue) 15.03.2020 - 15.09.2020
  • Responsable du projet Dominique Guenat
  • Direction du projet Dominique Guenat
  • Équipe du projet Dominique Guenat
    Sebastian Mengel
  • Partenaire Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit DEZA
  • Mots-clés Post-harvest losses, project evaluation, FAO, WFP, IFAD

Situation

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.