post-harvest

nov
29

FINALE DE FOOD CONNECTION CHALLENGE

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  29 November 2018, 15:00-18:00
  AZALAI HOTEL

Le Food Connection Challenge est un incubateur agroalimentaire qui développe des solutions innovantes pour réduire les pertes après récolte. Nous avons commencé cette aventure en Avril avec 80 candidats au démarrage qui ont suivi les étapes de formations, de coaching, etc. 

A la phase finale, nous avons cinq (05) candidats qui sont appelés à convaincre le jury.  Les 2 meilleurs reçevront un bon pour demander un cofinancement du "réseau post-récolte" à hauteur de 20 000 euros (13 119 140 FCFA).

Les finalistes : 

- Mme Célia Fiogbe, CEO de AgroDynamique 

- Mr Steve Hoda, CEO de Afririce 

- Mr Armel Ahimakin, CEO de Huilerie Royale TED

- Mme Chantal Adiko,  CEO de Africacompost

- Mme Assiba Carine Bokovo, CEO de Assiba Fée 

Felicitations aux gagnants (es) 



Posted By in EPE Project - Fruits and Vegetables Component
Posted 27 September 2018 at 07:19

Farmer earns big from pepper:

Getting into red pepper business was the last thing she thought she would ever do. They call her Mama pilipili and Zaina Muyobo Nambuya, 52, likes it for she stands out among farmers in Manafwa District.

Muyobo always wanted to be a successful maize farmer but fate pushed her into growing red pepper.

Starting

In 2014, the farmer bought three acres of land in for Khabutoola Sub-county, where she had planned to move from Manafwa Town and grow maize. Muyobo, who is also a politician, started growing red pepper as a hobby three years ago.

Elders, however, allocated her land bordering a thicket that is infested with wild animals. This made it difficult for her to grow the maize. However, giving up was not an option for her. Muyobo went into pepper farming after learning several animals, save forbirds keep off the crop.

“A friend advised me that pepper was the only crop that wild animals would not touch. This encouraged me to plant it,” she recalls.

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Posted By in IRESO Project
Posted 15 August 2018 at 06:21

Kalumamba’s switch from potatoes to ‘Assila’ tomatoes yields handsome reward

After he completed his agricultural training course from Bukalasa Agricultural College Luwero in 2007, Micheal Kalumamba, 29, dived straight into farming, and started off by growing a variety of crops such as maize, sorghum, beans and potatoes. However, after two seasons of toiling, Kalumamba wasn’t impressed one bit with the income he got after selling his harvest, because of the low prices his produce fetched in spite of the fact that they had a long gestation period. 

“I would sell for example potatoes and beans to nearby markets and get about Shs 300,000 profits a season. This frustrated me and I thought of other crops to grow,” he said.

In 2011, Kalumamba decided to switch to tomatoes after he discovered that their demand had gone up. In fact, he specifically opted to grow ‘Assila’ because it is a type that has a lower gestation period—of only three months and with a long shelf-life sinc

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 31 July 2018 at 07:41

Local farmers of Rwanda lose 30 % in post-harvest processes.

Rwanda Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has urged vegetable and fruits farmers to adopt the use of modern farming techniques and technologies for reducing post-harvest losses.

The call is founded on post-harvest loss assessment of different crops such as tomatoes, pepper, bananas, among others, that was conducted last year. The assessment was released last week to farmers and processors.

The assessment carried out in conjunction with the University of Rwanda and other stakeholders showed that the largest losses are a result of poor handling of produce and result to losses in the value chain of different crops from farm to market. Read more

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 July 2018 at 05:28

‘Waste food could feed 48m people’

ESTHER MSETEKA, Lusaka, July 10, 2018
THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says crops which go to waste due to poor storage facilities could feed about 48 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
Post-harvest loss refers to a reduction in the quality and quantity of food such as cereals, fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and milk, between the farm and the point-of-sale before consumption.
According to FAO estimates issued in a statement on Friday, post-harvest losses is expected to reach up to 20 percent for cereals, 30 percent for dairy and fish while fruit and vegetables, it will be around 40 percent READ MORE

https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/waste-food-could-feed-48m-people/

Wow! This is interesting! An opportunity for Agripreneurs.

Perhaps there is also need as a country to undertake an inventory of the innovations that have been developed to mitigate Post Harvest Losses and there after Improve on the existing Innovations and commercializing them.

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Posted By in Circular Economy Agribusiness
Posted 10 July 2018 at 11:08

Wageningen University & Research continues to support vegetable sector in Indonesia

9 July 2018, FreshPlaza

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) continues its activities to improve vegetable production and to strengthen private sector development in Indonesia. A two-year program funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta succeeds the vegIMPACT program that finished in 2017. The new vegIMPACT NL program was officially launched during the Wageningen Indonesian Network Exposure Scientific Meeting 2018 in Bogor, Indonesia, July 6th.

To read more about the vegIMPACT NL program, in which also AgriProFocus and members are involved, please follow this link.

For more information on the activities of AgriProFocus and its members regarding post harvest losses in shallots as part of VegImpact NL, follow this link.

oct
09

Post Harvest Technology Course

Event posted by in Circular Economy Agribusiness
  09 October 2018 to 12 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Postharvest technology course


Are you looking for an update on the latest technologies for storage, packaging and handling of fresh horticultural products? Would you like to broaden and deepen your knowledge of the biology of postharvest development, ripening and deterioration? Then this course might be something for you. 35% of all harvested crops is lost during storage and distribution. Increasing globalisation necessitates long-term transport and the demand for high quality products stresses the need for innovative and sustainable postharvest technologies. Prevention of postharvest losses therefore is of major importance for global food and nutritional security.

Organised by Wageningen Academy, Horticulture & Product Physiology Group, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

Postharvest technology course our approach

This course gives participants an in-depth view on:

• The latest insights in the biology of postharvest development, ripening and deterioration processes in fresh horticultural produc

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 July 2018 at 10:18

2nd Training of trainers organized by RPHR in Rwanda project at PTSC, UR-CAVM, Busogo campus.

Today 10 May, 2018, the Reducing Postharvest Losses in Rwanda Project (RPLR) working under UR-CAVM launches a 2 days training of trainers workshop of 30 models farmers of fruits and vegetables from Busogo sector, Musanze district. The aim of this training is to gain understanding of postharvest losses causes, constraints and opportunities in identified horticultural crop value chains and determine the benefits of introducing appropriate postharvest practices and technologies for reduction of post-harvest losses along the value chain.

As highlighted by Dr. Hilda Vasanthakaalam the project’s principal investigator, through this training, farmers will get more knowledge and hands on skills through lecturers, sharing of experience through group discussion sessions and demonstration of modern equipment (such as cooling chamber and ZECC) and other materials available at PTSC to be used by benefici

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you for sharing with us ELIAS NELLY,  don't forget to share the recommendations and cconclusions from this interesting ToT training!  

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mar
19

Causes and Minimization of Post-Harvest Losses Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018 - All Day Event
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Event: Causes and Minimization of Post-Harvest Losses Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 19th – 23rd March 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

Food loss and waste have many negative economic and environmental impacts. Economically, they represent a wasted investment that can reduce farmers’ incomes and increase consumers’ expenses. Environmentally, food loss and waste inflict a host of impacts, including unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions and inefficiently used water and land, which in turn can lead to diminished natural ecosystems and the services they provide.

While the number of food insecure population remains unacceptably high, massive quantities of food are lost due to spoilage and infestations on the journey to consumers. However, one of the major ways of strengthening food security is by reducing these losses. It is of high importance in the effort to combat hunger, raise income and improve food security and livelihoods. Th

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 5 February 2018 at 08:50

Request for Concept Notes (RFCN): Annual Program Statement (APS) for Acquisition of Post-Harvest Losses Reduction Technologies through Inclusive and Innovative Business Models

Deadline: September 30, 2018

The Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity is releasing an Annual Program Statement (APS) to award matching grants in support of its activities. As a first step, Hinga Weze is seeking Concept Notes for potential funding of grant projects. Instructions for completing the Concept Note can be found in the attached document. The grants will be awarded and implemented in accordance with the USAID and US Government regulations governing grants and Hinga Weze internal grant management policies.

This solicitation will target only smallholder farmers, farmers organizations and agricultural SMEs working in Rwandan high-value horticulture, maize, high iron beans, orange flesh sweet potato and Irish potato in Gatsibo, Kayonza, Bugesera, Ngoma (Eastern Province); Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero Nyamash

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Christophe BIGIRIMANA Thanks for sharing

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME welcome Christophe BIGIRIMANA

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 25 January 2018 at 03:08

I'm doing my fourth year Research Project on: Analysis of the post harvest handling of carrots in Nakuru County: A case study of Mau Narok.

I'm looking for documents that could help me put up a meticulous research work. Particularly on these areas:

. Packaging policies for agricultural goods in Kenya.

. Value addition

. Marketing

Kindly send any help on my email. Thanks in advance.


Moses Auma.

Egerton.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 April 2017 at 11:54

Can technology help to make fresh food available and affordable?

Poor dietary diversity in developing countries can be a key contributor to health problems because it increases the likelihood that people are not getting sufficient nutrients. Making fresh food more safe, affordable and available provides an opportunity to increase the variety of foods they eat and reduce malnutrition. Herbert Smorenburg, Senior Manager at GAIN writes.

The main drivers of dietary diversity are availability and affordability of micronutrient-rich foods such as horticultural crops, animal-sourced foods, pulses, and nutritious grains. Availability and affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in particular, due to their seasonal production and perishable nature, present one of the greatest challenges. Without suitable technologies, such as pickling, fermenting, drying, cooling and freezing to conserve, store and process nutritious foods, the cost of such foods, and therefore the cost of better, diverse and

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Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hi Laura, thanks for sharing this :)

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 April 2017 at 11:08

Watermelon: Recommendations for Maintaining Postharvest Quality

This 4 page publication by Trevor V. Suslow of the California University gives you a short overview of recommendations of maintaining post harvest quality of watermelon. He a/o touches the following subjects: Maturity Indices, Quality Indices, Optimum Temperature, Optimum Relative Humidity, Rates of Respiration, Rates of Ethylene Production, Response to Ethylene, Responses to Controlled Atmospheres (CA), Physical and Physiological Disorders, Pathological Disorders, Special Considerations, Maturity and Quality and Disorders.

To access the publication please follow this link.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 April 2017 at 04:07

I-PLAN goes Vietnam

Last week I was in Vietnam, where I also participated in the Regional Food Security Conference ‘Let’s get to work. Building a food secure future’. In her key-note address vice-Minister Marjolijn Sonnema rightfully added the word ‘together’ to the title: building a food secure future together. 

I had the pleasure to present a good example of working together: a project our network is developing together with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the PostHarvest Network (PHN) and BoP Innovation Center. This project aims to establish an Indonesian Postharvest Loss Alliance for Improved Nutrition (I-PLAN).

Food losses

In the developing world most food losses take place before consumption and most remarkably, post farm gate between production and consumption. While loss is most often translated to tonnage of primarily staple foods wasted, postharvest loss and waste most dramatically impacts the perishable nutritious foods, which when lost translate t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 7 April 2017 at 01:43

Africa Post harvest Congress and Exhibition 2017 - Next steps


Nairobi hosted the first ever All-Africa Post Harvest Challenge, Congress and Exhibition, organized by the University of Nairobi’s department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, with support from the World Food Conservation Centre and Rockefeller Foundation among other partners. AgriProFocus Kenya was a a member of the local organizing committee as well as a contributing sponsor.


The event discussed and showcased actionable strategies for reducing food loss in Africa and how different stakeholders in the food supply chain can work together to ensure proper and better utilization of the food that has been produced in the continent. It was also a time for stakeholders in this space to resolve and commit to be part of the community of change agents making a difference towards postharvest loss reduction.


It is estimated that roughly one-third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally. This is du

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 March 2017 at 03:25

Effect of Low Density Polyethylene Bag and 1-MCP Sachet for Suppressing Fruit Rot Disease and Maintaining Storage Quality of Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.)

Authors: T. T. Vo, P. Jitareerat, A.K. Uthairatanakij, S. Limmatvapirat, M. Kato
Publisher: International Food Research Journal, 2016

The effect of packaging bags on fruit rot disease suppression and fruit quality retention of mangosteens (Garcinia mangostana L.) was investigated at 13°C. Harvested mangosteen fruit at stage 3 of maturity (full red pericarp) were packed in either a perforated polyethylene (PPE) bag, a low density polyethylene (LDPE) bag, or an LDPE bag combined with a 1-MCP sachet (EthylBlocTM), with non-packed fruit used as the control. All samples were kept at 13°C for 30 days. Fruit incorporating an LDPE bag + 1-MCP sachet did not show fruit rot disease throughout the 30 days while those in a PPE bag showed the highest fruit rot disease. Fruit in the LDPE bag alone had lower fruit rot disease as c

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 13 February 2017 at 10:30

Call for entries! All Africa Post-Harvest Technologies and Innovations Challenge. Deadline, 17th February 2017. 

+ Are you an individual or institution from or working in Africa? 
+ Are you working in the post-harvest agriculture space?
+ Do you have a technology or innovation at Testing or Market-ready stage? 

If you answered YES to the above questions, then this challenge is for you. Apply now, you may end up being among the top 10 finalists to pitch their innovations during the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition on 31st March 2017. You will also part way with USD 35,000! If you make top 20, your work will be featured in a special booklet. 

Click here for guidelines for preparation and submission of entries. Deadline for submission of entries 17th February 2017. 

More information about the All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition available here.

may
10

East Africa Post-harvest Technology Exhibition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 May 2017, All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

THE EAST AFRICA POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE

The East Africa Postharvest Technology Challenge 2017 (EAPTC-2017) aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will offerand prepare 50 top ready to scale technologies on how scale up and pitchto development partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investors. The top 25 technologies will then get an opportunity to showcase and pitch todevelopment partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investorsin a special session during the upcomingEast Africa Postharvest Technology Exhibition set for May 2017.

Phases of the EAPTC-2017 Challenge:

• The application will be received via the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Website; https://younginnovatorsinagribusiness.com/post-harvest-2017/

• Applications close on 20th February, 2017.

• A selection panel will convene to select 50 participants to take part in the EATPTC-2017 Challenge. They wi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 19 January 2017 at 02:29

THE EAST AFRICA POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE 

The East Africa Postharvest Technology Challenge 2017 (EAPTC-2017) aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will offerand prepare 50 top ready to scale technologies on how scale up and pitchto development partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investors. The top 25 technologies will then get an opportunity to showcase and pitch todevelopment partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investorsin a special session during the upcomingEast Africa Postharvest Technology Exhibition set for May 2017.

Phases of the EAPTC-2017 Challenge:

• The application will be received via the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Website; https://younginnovatorsinagribusiness.com/post-harvest-2017/

• Applications close on 20th February, 2017.

• A selection panel will convene to select 50 participants to take part in the EATPTC-2017 Challenge.

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 11 October 2016 at 01:19

Lowongan Kerja

Pemetaan pengetahuan, pemangku kepentingan, dan jejaring untuk Bawang Merah

Latar Belakang

Gain membuat Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) untuk menurunkan kehilangan dan sampah pasca panen secara global melalui “addressing the lack of knowledge, technology and access to finance as well as the poor coordination along key food supply chains” dengan berfokus pada rantai nilai yang menyediakan (atau berpotensi menyediakan) nutrisi signifikan yang bernilai bagi pasar pedesaan dan perkotaan, berbasiskan piramida populasi.

GAIN memilih Nigeria sebagai negara PLAN pertama, bersama AgriProFocus, BoPInc, dan Postharvest Network akan membawa pendekatan PLAN ke Indonesia. Inisiatif ini diharapkan bisa berkontribusi untuk meningkatkan ketersediaan lokal dan keterjangkauan tanaman pangan bernutrisi di Indonesia. Baca lebih lengkap di bawah.

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Job Vacancy

Knowledge, Stakeholder and Network Mapping – SHALLOT

Indonesian Postharvest Loss Alliance for

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Lisette van Benthum The e-mail address for applications is indonesia@agriprofocus.com

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