Post-harvest losses usually occur after harvesting. It usually starts first from the field after harvest, in the harvesting process, in storage, during transportation and in the markets.

Several losses are known to occur because of poor facilities, lack of know-how, poor management, market dysfunction or simply the carelessness of farmers.

The LFSP is supporting several value chains across its Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition (APN) and Markets Development (MD) components. All these value chains are prone to prost harvest losses incurred mainly by the producer-the farmer. The APN component has therefore developed a Shona post-harvest handling guide to educate the farmer on the importance of avoiding produce losses in order to maximize benefits from their hard earned produce.

Access the post-harvest training manual, here.

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