In 2016, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and its partners spotted a gap in postharvest loss interventions targeted to a) nutritious foods and b) working in the supply chain beyond the farm. The Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) was launched in Nigeria. While a significant amount of food loss occurs on-farm, many agriculture organizations are making progress with farmers to reduce these losses.
PLAN adds value by supporting SMEs post-farmgate. It brings together public and private sector actors to collectively reduce loss of nutritious foods, boosting livelihoods of suppliers while increasing availability and affordability of nutritious and safe foods for consumers.