This project is coordinated by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (HSI) and implemented in a consortium with FANRPAN (Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network), with AFAAS and Agridea as further partners. Phase 1 is running from April 2013 - Dec 2017. The project is localized in two pilot countries: Republic of Benin: communities in departments of Atacora (North) and Savalou (South) and Mozambique: communities in Northern provinces of Nampula and Cabo Delgado.
The project aims to improve food security (increased food self-sufficiency and incomes) of smallholder farmers in SSA through reduction of postharvest losses of food crops (grains and pulses) by addressing major constraining factors of technology dissemination and adoption, knowledge and information sharing, rural advisory services (RAS) and policies related to PHM. Interventions focus at two levels:
i) validation and promotion of PHM practices and systems at rural household and communities level through use of innovative RAS and private sector linkages,
ii) linking national and regional level through active promotion of sharing and learning, capacity-building, and advocacy and policy dialogue related to PHM.