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Highlights of the project "Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholders in food deficit areas

Jointly implemented by the United Nations Rome-based agencies










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    Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholders in food deficit areas 2017
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    The RBA Project is jointly implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP). Funded by the Government of Switzerland, the Project seeks to improve food security and income-generating opportunities through the reduction of post-harvest losses in supported grain and pulse value chains. The Project identified critical loss points, and supported the piloting of good practice s and solutions to reduce post-harvest losses and improve handling and storage in the pilot countries Burkina Faso, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Project will also support the development of regulatory frameworks covering policy, standards and norms to reduce food losses in food supply chains in each of the countries.
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    Food loss analyses to identify critical loss points, main causes of losses and to recommend solutions to reduce post-harvest losses
    Grain supply chains in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Uganda - Technical brief
    2021
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    The UN Rome-based agencies joint project aimed to improve smallholder food security and incomes in food deficit areas by reducing food losses. The Project contributes to the African Union Malabo Declaration (AUC, 2014) in which Member States committed to halve the levels of post-harvest losses by 2025. It also contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 on ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, specifically to target 12.3 that aims to halve food waste and reduce post-harvest losses by 2030. This technical brief presents the FAO methodology used to carry out studies on food loss analyses and the major findings and recommendations formulated to reduce post-harvest losses in the selected food supply chains in Burkina Faso (maize, sorghum, and cowpea), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (maize and rice) and the Republic of Uganda (maize, beans and sunflower), in the framework of the United Nations Rome-based Agencies’ joint project.
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    Mainstreaming Food Loss Reduction Initiatives for Smallholders in Food Deficit Areas' (RBA/GLO/001/SWI) 2015
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    Every year, an estimated one-third of all the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, resulting in worldwide food losses of about 1.3 billion tonnes, as assessed by the SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction.

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