Entries by Postharvest Network Back Office

Launch APHLIS+ to improve techniques to reduce postharvest losses

The African Postharvest Losses Information System (APHLIS) is a scientific model producing calculated estimates of postharvest losses of food crops across sub-Saharan Africa. Members of the APHLIS network gathered in Accra from September 5 till 8 to attend the launch of APHLIS+. APHLIS is a scientific model which provides evidence-based estimates on postharvest cereal losses […]

Postharvest Network in Argentina

In the first week of September, Martijn van Dam, the Dutch State Secretary of Agriculture, was accompanied by 20 Dutch companies to Argentina. The visit aimed to create cooperation and business opportunities on the themes of Water Management and Agro-logistics. At one of the round table discussions, Peter Ravensbergen of the Postharvest Network was invited […]

Launch Global Agri-business Alliance (GAA)

Thirty-six leading agri-business companies have launched the Global Agri-business Alliance (GAA) on September 15, 2016, in Singapore. Their aim is to collectively tackle the major environmental and social challenges facing agricultural supply chains and rural communities across the world. Announced at the Building Sustainable Futures Forum sponsored by Olam International, the newly-formed GAA is a CEO-led private sector […]

AU-EU Investing in a Food Secure Future, July 4-7, 2016

The African Union and the European Union have long-standing traditions in agricultural and rural development policies. Agriculture is a cornerstone for economic development and sustainable growth in both regions. Recognizing the challenges, both regions need to step up their efforts to transform agriculture in a sustainable way in order to achieve food security, improved nutrition […]

Start Vietnamese Dutch Postharvest Network in October 2016

The ambition of the Vietnamese government is to develop a sustainable agri- and food sector with a well-developed post-harvest system. In which losses of agricultural produce are significantly reduced during transport, storage and processing. Addressing the issue of food losses is a critical element to ensure the availability of affordable food. While Vietnam is striving […]

Living Lab Logistics Indonesia Days

The Postharvest Network had an active role in the Living Lab Logistics Indonesia Days which were held in April 2016. The days were attended by LL Logistics Indonesia-NL and LL Water Indonesia-NL partners, and other participants and upon invitation. The plenary session on Wednesday April 20, 2016, was opened on behalf of the Governor of […]

The Food Connection Challenge

The Postharvest Network forms part of the agrifood expert organizations assisting in the selection procedure of the Food Connection Challenge (FCC).  The FCC aims to reduce postharvest losses experienced by entrepreneurs and producers in Ghana, through sharing Dutch knowledge and technology and adapting these to the local context. The FCC is an initiative of Crosswise Works and BoP […]

Dutch Action Plan for the reduction of food losses in developing countries

Earlier this year Dutch Member of Parliament, Carla Dik-Faber (ChristenUnie), made a parliamentary motion requesting the set-up of a Dutch Action Plan for the reduction of food losses in developing countries, bringing together Dutch NGOs around this topic. First inventory Following the parliamentary motion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the Postharvest Network to coordinate […]

First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste

A partnership of leading international organizations is launching the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016 Summit in Copenhagen. The FLW Standard is the first-ever set of global definitions and reporting requirements for companies, countries and others to consistently and credibly measure, report on and manage […]