Jarrod Goentzel, Mark Brennan
Partner: Global Knowledge Initiative
One-third of the world’s available food either spoils or gets thrown away. Post-harvest loss is a challenge that an increasing number of organizations across sub-Saharan Africa aim to address. Losses can be mitigated through improved products, such as better post-harvest storage technologies, and better processes, such as more effective agricultural extension service delivery.
This project studies how operational decision makers identify, evaluate, and select products and processes to be used in programs that address post-harvest loss in Tanzania. We will support decision makers in their current post-harvest loss work – integrating information regarding suitability, scalability, and sustainability of solutions – and gather data to provide better decision support tools and information in the future.