Smallholders - PSM Side Event Published Popular
"Participants including member states, philanthropic groups, and the private sector, as well as UN agencies and their partners explored the impact of post-harvest losses. From 20% to 50% of post-harvest losses are estimated around the world. This leads to hunger and environmental degradation.
Already the UN has expressed the need to address post-harvest losses including the Istanbul Plan of Action and the HLPE report on food security. So how can it be done? Many of the needs are well known but there is a lack of knowledge sharing with farmers in developing countries. More research is necessary on good storage techniques and more investment is essential in infrastructure.
Strong emphasis was placed on the fact that decreasing post-harvest losses isd the fastest way to increase ag productivity and efficiency."