Tackling postharvest losses in Nigeria

Augustine Okoruwa, Senior Manager in GAIN’s Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) in Nigeria, took part in a panel discussion at the Business Day 4th Agribusiness & Food Security Summit 2017 in Lagos last on 23 March.

The panel discussion focused on tackling postharvest losses and increasing value addition.  Business Day is a leading business and financial daily newspaper with substantial influence in Nigeria’s industry sector. It organizes an annual business summit and this year’s focus was on agribusiness on the backdrop of the present administration’s economic diversity agenda. 2017’s theme was Rethinking Nigeria’s Agribusiness Systems: Making the case for resolving the nation’s food security challenge.

With the food deficit in Nigeria being far reaching, the summit aimed to identify some practical solutions towards boosting productivity within the earliest possible time frames. PLAN is implementing both an alliance and a business to business engine (B2BE), which are pragmatic approaches for collective action towards achieving reduction in postharvest loss and increasing the accessibility and affordability of nutritious foods.

 

Published 13 April 2017

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