The project postharvest management in Sub-Saharan Africa (PHM-SSA), financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and implemented in Benin and Mozambique promotes better handling and storing of harvests, and finding solutions that can be scaled out. Likewise, many other players at regional and country levels are implementing isolated interventions to reduce postharvest losses at farm level, for diverse crops and with various methods. Presumably, the various players have experiences in the promotion of postharvest handling to share, thus the African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is organising a capacity enhancement session on postharvest management among extension workers, embedded within the training on the New Extensions Learning Kit (NELK). This session will provide a unique opportunity to share, discuss, and inspire agricultural extension workers in Cameroon to integrate actions of promoting technologies and good practices on postharvest management in their day to day work.
''Enhancing Capacity of Agricultural Extension in promoting Postharvest Handling for Food Security''
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The specific objectives are the following:
- To advocate for postharvest management (PHM) among agricultural extension workers;
- To create general awareness on PHM including available technologies and good practices;
- To share new audio-visual tools and materials that can be used by extension workers to disseminate good practices in PHM;
- To share experiences on tested approaches to promotion of Postharvest Management practices among smallholder farmers;
- To inspire extension workers integrate actions to promote PHM in their daily work.