The African Union and Food and Agriculture Organization have agreed to work together to strengthen the capacity in Africa to reduce post-harvest losses.
The joint project will involve training regional institutions, national government officials and development agencies in developing policies, strategies and investment programs for post-harvest loss reduction. It also aims to establish a virtual network and formulate proposals for investment projects focused on post-harvest loss reduction in the region.
The memorandum of understanding underpinning the project was signed July 5 in Addis Ababa, according to an AU press release.
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