Measuring postharvest losses at the farm level in Malawi
Reducing food loss and waste are important policy objectives prominently featured in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. To optimally design interventions targeted at reducing losses, it is important to know where losses are concentrated between the farm and fork. This paper measures farmlevel postharvest losses for three main crops—maize, soy, and groundnuts—among 1,200 households in Malawi.
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Literature Review on the Labour Market Impacts of Value Chain Development Interventions
This literature review from the International Labor Organization analyzes the results of 53 value chain interventions on job creation and job quality. The report generated the following recommendations and best practices:
Safe Quality Food (SQF)
Today’s consumers are more educated about the food they’re providing their families and requiring more information about food quality. One link in the food chain does not get rattled without it affecting the next link. Customers expect more from their retailers and food service providers, who in turn expect more from their suppliers.
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AGRO-HUB was founded in 2009 after an observation that Cameroon’s agriculture lags because of an abject lack in marketing and distribution infrastructure.
Marketing and Sales cannot happen without the exchange of information, yet it is still difficult to access relevant authoritative content on agriculture in Cameroon.
Dr. Iddo Dror joined ILRI as Head of Capacity Development (CapDev) in Oct 2012, and in line with the new ILRI strategy 2013-2022, leads the development of knowledge, attitudes, skills and institutional arrangements that are necessary to replicate, expand, adapt, use, support and sustain livestock research and its application for development in a variety of contexts across ILRI and its projects/CRPs.