Maize, rice, beans, cassava, sweet potato, fish and groundnuts are among the most important food commodities in Malawi. Losses along the post harvest (PH) chains are fuelled by inefficiencies in handling, storage and preservation methods.
Access to extension services was found to be an important factor for adoption of post harvest (PH) technologies in Benin. Consequently, there is need to give more impetus to outreach programmes.Published date2013
Over the past five years, IDRC's Rural Poverty and Environment (RPE) program initiative has funded a number of projects in eastern and southern Africa.
Strengthening Research Capacity to Enhance Natural Resources Management and Improve Rural Livelihoods (sub-Saharan Africa)
This project aims to strengthen the capacity of national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES) in Africa to apply participatory approaches and cutting-edge ideas to research for development.