WEBINAR: Post-Harvest Management in the Sub-Saharan African Region

12-13 August 2020. 14h00 – 16:00 (SAST). Post-Harvest Management in the Sub-Saharan African Region. FANRPAN. Registration of 12/08 + registration for 13/08

Recording forthcoming

Over the last 10 years, state and non-state actors have developed and promoted various PHM technologies in the region, albeit, with no broad adoption by the intended beneficiaries as a result of various factors. The overall objective of the strategy to effectively guide and coordinate PHL initiatives at the regional and national levels towards achieving reduced losses in line with the Malabo Declaration and SDG targets. A number of NGOs and funders that include FANRPAN, CARE, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), HELVETAS, etc. have been supporting AU Member States to implement PHM and/or PHL initiatives at national and regional levels.

This PHM Regional Multi-stakeholder Dialogue was convened over a series of two episodes webinars mainly focusing on the status of PHL and opportunities to improve PHM performance in the SSA region. Perspectives from farmers, researchers, extension and advisory services, CSOs and the government were explored, and case studies presented and discussed. 

Specific objectives are as follows: 
  • To share findings from FANRPAN PHM studies conducted in targeted project countries in Sub-Saharan Africa; 
  • To discuss PHM challenges and opportunities in the African continent; and 
  • To come up with policy recommendations on how to improve the performance of PHM in the continent.
12 August 2020.
  • Welcome – Dr Tshilidzi Madzivhandila, FANRPAN CEO
  • Overview – Matthew Pickard, CARE
  • Contextualize PHM Regional issues – Hon. Sindiso Ngwenya, Policy Champion
  • Background & Introductions – Dr Njongenhle Nyoni, Facilitator
  • Keynote Presentation: Talentus Mthunzi, Consultant
Breakaway Sessions: Country PHLM State of Play
  • Madagascar – Mina Tsiriarijao Randrianarisoa
  • Malawi – Pamela Kuwali
  • Tanzania – Vivian Kazi
  • Zambia – Masiye Nawiko
  • Zimbabwe – Dr Isiah Mharapara
  • Regional Perspectives – Talentus Mthunzi, Consultant

Day 2 : 13 August 2020

Engagements will be based on findings from the Post-harvest Management in Sub-Saharan Africa Project (PHM-SSA). This FANRPAN-led research conducted in Mozambique and Benin, with a special focus on a comprehensive cost-benefit assessment of PHM technologies and the critical role civil society can play in influencing the development of national PHM strategies, aims to improve food and nutrition security as well as increase food self-sufficiency and incomes of smallholder farmers through reducing

  • Welcome & Day #1 Reflections – Prof. Simba Sibanda, FANRPAN
  • Overview – Martin Fischler, Helvetas
  • PHM Innovations in SSA Background – Vitumbiko Chinoko
  • Introductions – Dr Njongenhle Nyoni, Facilitator
Keynote Presentations
  • Status report of PHM policies in sub-Saharan Africa – Prof. Brighton Mvumi, Consultant
  • Post Biennial Report Review for PHM – Talentus Mthunzi, Consultant
Breakaway Sessions: Country PHLM State of Play: 
  • Benin – Dr Njongenhle Nyoni, Facilitator
  • Mozambique – Prof. Joao Mutondo Consultant
  • Regional Perspectives – Talentus Mthunzi, Consultant

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