APHLIS is the premier international effort to collect, analyze and disseminate data on postharvest losses of cereal grains in sub-Saharan Africa. In its next phase, called APHLIS+, the service will expand the range of crops covered and include estimates of the economic and nutritional dimensions of postharvest loss. APHLIS+ will also improve its interactive tools for accessing loss data and will expand its network of African experts.

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How APHLIS estimates loss

APHLIS provides evidence-based data on postharvest loss at a large scale that would be prohibitively expensive to obtain by direct observation. It does this by combining loss data from academic research with contextual observations from local experts.

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Explore the data

Crop tables

View loss estimates of all crops for a specific country or region. Compare the losses of different crops within a country. View data for all crops in a given location over time, or across value chain steps for a single year.

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View postharvest losses per crop and per year on an interactive map. Zoom in to the region of your interest and switch between map layers to discover if rain at harvest, presence of large grain borer, or climate classification might be affecting losses.

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Video tutorial

This video will help you navigate the APHLIS data tables, demonstrating how to filter, download and share the available data. We will also show you how to find the underlying contextual data and academic literature used to calculate the loss estimates.

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FAO job vacancy for postharvest expert

FAO is currently seeking a Nutrition And Food Systems Officer (Food Losses and Waste) to be based in Rome, Italy. This is a 2 year post with possibility for extension, dealine for application is on Ja...

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Bellagio Statement on Postharvest Management

The Bellagio Statement on Postharvest Management, released 26 March 2018, is a call to action to reduce postharvest losses across sub-Saharan Africa.  It is the main outcome of a four d...

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Introducing the new APHLIS website

Welcome to the first in a series of releases to improve the accessibility of APHLIS data, and present new outputs being developed under APHLIS+.This first release introduces our new website design and...

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Estimating nutritional postharvest losses – the Nutri-P-Loss project

The amount of food lost or wasted after harvest adds up to 1.3 billion tonnes every year. These losses have a major impact on economic and food security, especially for people in the developing world....

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APHLIS welcomes ambassadors from 23 African nations

Postharvest loss experts from sub-Saharan Africa met in Rwanda in August to consider the challenges involved in collecting data on postharvest losses. Participants pledged their commitment to finding...

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APHLIS contributes to tracking of Sustainable Development Goals

APHLIS+ lead Dr Bruno Tran (NRI) and core team member Prof Brighton Mvumi (University of Zimbabwe) attended an Expert Consultation on Sustainable Development Goal 12.3  "Measurement and action to...

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Improving postharvest practices in Rwanda

Agriculture is the backbone of Rwanda’s economy, accounting for 80% of employment, mostly on smallholder farms. Agriculture meets 90% of national food needs and generates more than 50% of the countr...

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