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East Africa spearheads post-harvest loss reduction

Published on December 21, 2016

East Africa Region is expected to hold Post-harvest Technology congress next year to address and reduce the level of loss that account for more than 30 per cent of the food produced for human consumption.

The Inter Region Economic Network (IREN), Chief Executive Officer Mr James Shikwati said the first ever ‘East Africa Postharvest Technology’ congress and challenge will be held in Nairobi, Kenya toward the end of next year’s quarter one.

“This competition will enable us to identify a range of technologies that have the potential to help the continent confront and counter the huge challenges in post-harvest management,” Mr Shikwati said in a statement from Nairobi. IREN is coordinating the congress in partnership with the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub and Syngenta. Read more. Source | Daily News