As part of a research project funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies, CCRS is contributing to an official Side-Event on the topic “"How reducing post-harvest losses can advance the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development". The event takes place on Thursday 12 October from 1-2.30pm at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome.
Dr. Matthias Huss, University of Zurich (Institut for Informatics) and CCRS, will present the SNIS research project in Tanzania on the effects of post-harvest losses on local market prices and farmers’ food security. The research project takes the form of a cluster randomized control trial (RCT). Michael Brander, CCRS and ETH Zurich, will be moderating the event.
The event is organized by the University of Zurich (Institut for Informatics) in collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), CCRS, the Permanent Representation of Egypt, Biovision Foundation, FANRPAN, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Rockefeller Foundation, Vestergaard S.A., and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. CFS holds an annual Plenary session every October in FAO, Rome.
Further information on the event can be found in the event flyer.
Side-Event: Post-harvest Losses and the 2030 Agenda Thursday 12th October 2017, 13.00 – 14.30 FAO (Red Room) (PDF, 1787 KB)