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Big catch for farmers in Nairobi post-harvest loss talks

Published on January 24, 2017

Nairobi is hosting a post-harvest conference in March, an event that is expected to benefit Kenyan farmers keen on lowering losses running into millions of shillings due to mis-handling of crops.

The three-day All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition starting March 28, will be hosted by the University of Nairobi in partnership with a consortium of Kenyan universities, research organisations, the Ministry of Agriculture and the World Food Preservation Centre (WFPC).

Themed Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for Africa, the meeting targets defining solutions to reverse the trend where an estimated 30 per cent or 1.3 billion metric tonnes of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted along the supply chain. Read more. Source | Business Daily