Summary: Food loss is a global issue that reduces household incomes and limits access to nutrition. More than 30 percent of global food production intended for human consumption is estimated to never reach consumers.
Smallholder value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa have even higher loss rates, in some cases upwards of 50 percent.
Loss rates in low-income countries mainly occur in the early and medium stages of the food supply chain, whereas very little food is discarded by consumers.
Since 1968, TechnoServe catalyzes high-impact, market-led partnerships that build competitive value chains, expand smallholder market access and create enduring economic opportunities.
Operating in more than 30 countries, we work on a wide range of crops with a variety of partners, including multinational food companies, actively helping them identify, design, and implement scalable, sustainable supply chain strategies.
TechnoServe is partnering with Rockefeller Foundation through the Rockefeller Foundation’s Food Waste and Spoilage initiative to implement the “YieldWise”.
Yieldwise pilot program which is aimed at reducing food loss among smallholder mango farmers in Kenya by increasing household incomes and expanding availability of safe and nutritious foods.
The partnership will support food loss reduction by increasing farmer access to qualityimproving technologies and support holistic market-driven solutions to ensure strengthened demand to absorb the increased mango supply.
The project will aim to work with anchor buyers to create market pull for loss reduction by providing stable demand and ensure suppliers and farmers to adopt loss-reducing practices.
Position Description: To support Senior Business advisor in the implementation of all activities related to the project that aim to build client businesses and creating sustained linkages between fruit market actors and Farmer based Organizations (FBOs):
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Deadline for receiving applications: 20th January 2017
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