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. The PHM-SSA project is coordinated by Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation (HSI) and implemented in a consortium with FANRPAN, with AFAAS and AGRIDEA as further partners.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has given a grant to AFAAS as a contribution towards implementation of its (AFAAS) strategic plan. The 2 years (2013-2014) grant-funded project was directed at specifically supporting five countries (Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone and Uganda) to establish their Country Fora (CF) and enhancing their knowledge management and information sharing mechanisms within the framework of the AFAAS strategic plan.
In 2013, AFAAS and European Union (EU) have signed a grant agreement for 4 years (2013- 2017) MDTF II Project. The objective of this Project is to reform and strengthen Agricultural Advisory Services (AAS) in accordance with the Framework for African Agricultural Productivity (FAAP) principles towards increasing agricultural productivity and food security.
The project consists of the following parts:
1- Support to Country AAS for engagement in CAADP Pillar IV