The World Food Prize Foundation

2021 Side Events Agenda

Post-Harvest Loss Reduction is About More Than Reducing Post-Harvest Loss | Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss & Food Waste Reduction, The Rockefeller Foundation, & FFAR

10/18/2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Virtual -
Cassie Welch McGee

This event will focus on the “Impacts through Partnerships” on global food systems. Post-harvest loss and food waste (PHL-FW) occurs all along the agricultural value chain, and the positive impacts through partnerships to reduce PHL-FW extend far beyond the actual reduction of PHL-FW. Ensuring that food produced is properly harvested, preserved, processed, and protected from spoilage until consumption creates increased demand for commodities and their derivative products, expanding market opportunities for farmers. Investments in the reduction of PHL-FW, through adding value to existing food supply chains, not only increases the amount of food available for a growing population, but also leads to greater economic resilience for smallholder farmers, local communities, regions, and countries. 

Organizations and resulting partnerships to be highlighted include Iringa Hope (Tanzania) and Self-Help international (along with Engineers Without Borders at Iowa State University and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana).

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  • Dirk E. Maier | Professor, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Director, Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction, Iowa State University, United States 


  • Lucyna Kurtyka | Senior Scientific Program Director, Health – Agriculture Nexus, Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research, United States



  • Norman Siekman | Director, Iringa Hope, United States
  • Nora Tobin | Executive Director, Self-Help International, United States
  • Enock Ugulumu | Country Director, Iring Hope, Tanzania
  • Benjamin Kusi | Country Director, Self-Help International, Ghana

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