Post-harvest-management community

Workshop on making metal silos for grain storage, Kenya (Photo: A. Wamalwa/CIMMYT)  

FAO’s Community of Practice on Food Loss Reduction

SDC promotes the dissemination and use of knowledge on food loss and waste reduction strategies with its strategic partners. With FAO, SDC partners to run a Community of Practice (CoP) on food loss reduction that serves as a global convener and an integrator of knowledge related to post-harvest loss reduction. It offers a platform to facilitate linkages and information sharing amongst stakeholders and relevant networks, projects and programs such as SAVE FOOD and SDC funded projects on post-harvest management.

The CoP is one of the major outcomes of the first joint project being implemented by FAO, IFAD and WFP, and funded by SDC (Postharvest Management in Subsaharan Africa). The project represents an innovative approach to close collaboration between the three Rome-based UN agencies; it is hoped that its model can be scaled up in the future.

Register for the community of practice!

SDC contacts for post-harvest management

Simon Zbinden
SDC Global Programme Food Security (GPFS) - Switzerland

Yves Guinand
SDC Southern Africa, East and North Africa, Occupied Palestinian Territory Division (SENAP) - Switzerland

Peter Sidler
SDC Global Programme Food Security (GPFS) - Ethiopia


List of links to post-harvest management activities of other institutions

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