Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dear Stakeholder,

We are very pleased to invite you to register for participating in the webinar series on Postharvest Management (PHM) under the theme “Scaling up proven technologies and practices on postharvest management in Africa”.

The first webinar-exchange will be held on Tuesday 5th June 2018, at 14:00-16:00 East African Time (12:00-14:00 West African Time and 13:00 to 15:00 South African/Central European time). The webinar will feature a specialized panelist; Raphael Dischl from Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, and coordinates the project Postharvest Management in Sub-Saharan Africa (PHM-SSA). His presentation will be followed by an exchange and discussion with you, dear participants, on your experiences in the area!

Please register through this link:

For participation, please use this link:

About the webinars:

The webinars are organized by the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) together with Food and Agriculture and Natural Resources Network (FANRPAN) and backstopped by the Centre for Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (AGRIDEA) on behalf of the project Postharvest Management in Sub-Saharan Africa (PHM-SSA).

The webinars will not be focused on presenters’ inputs, but on interaction between participants on the basis of the presentations. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to share their own experiences on the topics of discussion and learn from experiences all over sub-Saharan Africa.

The key messages and insights of the discussions on the webinars will be shared on different platforms including the Global Community of Practice (CoP) forum on food loss and waste moderated by FAO, and the Virtual Networking Platform, the D-groups, Twitter and facebook, moderated by AFAAS.

About the PHM-SSA project:

The PHM-SSA project is being implemented by a consortium including Helvetas, AFAAS, Food and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and AGRIDEA in Mozambique and Benin. The project aims to improve food security of smallholder men and women farmers in SSA through reduction of postharvest losses of food crops (grains and pulses) with a market system approach. The project draws lessons and experiences from the implementing countries that are shared at the continental level. A similar project, Grain Postharvest Loss Prevention Project (GPLP) is being implemented in Tanzania. The projects are funded by the Swiss Agency for International Development and Cooperation (SDC).


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