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Addressing food losses : status and way forward for postharvest research and innovations in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Mutungi, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Affognon, Hippolyte
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-29T17:15:10Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-29T17:15:10Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/52222
dc.description.abstract Overcoming postharvest (PH) losses has re-emerged as a vital part of the broader undertaking to ensure food security in sub-Saharan Africa. Dominant issues in PH chains of important food commodities in Kenya comprise inefficiencies in handling, food storage and food preservation technologies, as well as local marketing channels burdened with high transaction costs and poor postharvest infrastructure. PH mitigation through methods of technology transfer, training, and reinforcing of simple food handling and preservation practices are suggested, as well as some national policy and legislation actions that could fast track PH loss reductions. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (8 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, KE en
dc.relation.ispartof ICIPE policy brief; no. 5/13 en
dc.subject FOOD SHORTAGE en
dc.subject POSTHARVEST LOSSES en
dc.subject AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject IMPORTS en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject POSTHARVEST SYSTEMS en
dc.subject SMALLHOLDERS en
dc.subject TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER en
dc.subject FOOD PRODUCTION en
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS en
dc.subject CAPACITY BUILDING en
dc.title Addressing food losses : status and way forward for postharvest research and innovations in Kenya en
dc.type Policy Brief en
idrc.project.number 106868
idrc.project.componentnumber 106868001
idrc.project.title Postharvest Losses in Africa: Analytical Review and Synthesis en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC01-724-18


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