Reducing post-harvest loss of tomatoes in Ethiopia: E-PLAN

In 2018, GAIN expanded its Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) program to Ethiopia with a focus on reducing loss of tomatoes. Working with local stakeholders, PLAN Ethiopia was designed with two key components: 1) An Alliance that brings together stakeholders from public and private sectors to work on PHL of tomatoes. 2) Business to Business engagement works with local businesses working in nutritious supply chains to provide hands on training and technical assistance that will lead to improved operational efficiencies, technology adoption and a reduction in postharvest loss.

After an in-depth landscape analysis and needs assessment, PLAN Ethiopia targeted the middle of the supply chain where a significant amount of loss was occurring during transport and distribution to the markets