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August 19, 2019Knowledge Portal
Gaps between fruit and vegetable production, demand and recommended consumption at global and national levels

This article explores the role of insufficient production of fruits and vegetables and the effects of food waste and public policy in achieving recommended fruit and vegetable consumption. Even under the most optimistic socioeconomic scenarios (excluding food waste), many countries fail to achieve sufficient fruit and vegetable availability to meet even the minimum recommended target. »

ARF-1 factsheet: Solar drying in Ghana
July 18, 2019Research project
ARF-1 factsheet: Solar drying in Ghana

Main result of the ARF project ‚ÄúSolar drying technology for smallholder farmers in Ghana” is the innovation introduced to design, develop and commission low-entry cost, solar drying technology for fruit & vegetable processing. Please download the factsheet with final findings of this Applied Research Fund Call 1 project. »

GCP-3 facstheet midterm findings: HortEco in Chile and Uruguay
July 16, 2019Research project
GCP-3 facstheet midterm findings: HortEco in Chile and Uruguay

Please download the factsheet with midterm findings of this GCP-3 Integrated Project. »

April 10, 2019Knowledge Portal
Food traceability in the domestic horticulture sector in Kenya: An overview

This study aimed to review the available tracebility systems and identify the best options for the domestic horticulture suppy chain in Kenya with the goal to provide food safety and quality assurance. raceability systems help deliver tailored goods and services to the consumers and are an evidence of value, especially in terms of quality and safety of the product. »

April 1, 2019Knowledge Portal
Aligning the food system to meet dietary needs: Fruits and vegetables

This paper discusses strategies for increasing the production and consumption of fruits and vegetables as a path to obtaining adequate diets and increased incomes in domestic and transitional economies. Although often neglected in calorie counts, eating horticultural crops provides critical nutrients for a balanced diet. »

March 29, 2019Knowledge Portal
Catalysing food safety in the domestic horticulture sector in Kenya: The potential link between export production and evolving domestic supply chains

This report presents findings of research which aims to understand the leverage points that can catalyse investment opportunities for enhancing quality and safety in the domestic fresh fruit and vegetables (FFV) sector. Key findings on the supply side include that good production practices are diffused from the export platform by small- and medium scale farmers who are producing FFV for both export and domestic markets. A key finding on the demand site is that there is a clear segmentation of markets that recognize the importance of food safety and those wo do not. »