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GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS – 4TH ALL AFRICA POSTHARVEST CONGRESS & EXHIBITION

The abstract should be written in English language in MS word or rich text format and have a maximum of 500 words in Times New Roman font size 12. The abstract MUST have the following details: GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS, 4th aaphce abstract

  • Concise title (maximum 15 words)
  • Names of authors, their affiliation and mailing address and the corresponding author contacts GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS, 4th aaphce abstract
  • The body of the abstract should contain clear objective(s), methodology, results, discussion and conclusion/recommendations. GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS, 4th aaphce abstract
  • Key words GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS, 4th aaphce abstract GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS

A template (sample abstract) is provided to guide the abstract authors to adhere to the guidelines provided above.

4th AAPHCE ABSTRACT AUTHORS, 4th aaphce GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS

The abstracts MUST be relevant to the congress theme, Sustainable Postharvest Management: Boosting Intra-African Agricultural Trade and Enhancing Food and Nutrition Security’. The abstracts should be aligned to one or more of the following subthemes:

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS

First Ever Africa-wide Post-Harvest Congress Ends in Nairobi with a Call for Increased Investment in the Sector GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS
Nairobi, March 29, 2017; The curtains came down on the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition with over 600 delegates and 54 exhibitors from 40 countries in attendance. The event, which whose theme was Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for Africa”, discussed challenges and opportunities in the postharvest management sector in Africa and developed concrete plans for post-harvest food loss and waste reduction in the context.

It provided delegates with an opportunity to share information about new approaches and research in the sector, learn about emerging technologies, and build strategic partnerships with the overall objective of identifying effective interventions to reduce food loss waste on the continent.

The event, which brought together scientists, government executives from the agriculture sector, local and international agribusiness firms, farmers, financial institutions, potential investors, academic institutions, civil society organizations and thought leaders also featured a post-harvest technologies and innovations challenge that collated data and showcased emerging technologies in post-harvest as a great resource for stakeholders in Africa’s agriculture sector. GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS

A range of emerging and scalable technologies were showcased by extension agents, entrepreneurs, investors, donors, and researchers with the top ten innovations being pitched and acknowledged during a special event held during the Congress.

​Delegates discussed actionable strategies to reverse the current trend where Africa loses 40 per cent of its grains and 50 per cent of its fruits before reaching the market. They attributed the huge losses to poor policies, retrogressive post-harvest management practices, lack of structured markets, inadequate storage in households and on farms and limited processing capacity. After strong deliberations, delegates ultimately came out with a number of recommendations aimed at ensuring that countries fulfill

postharvest-related commitments contained in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Malabo Declaration (2014) which seek to halve postharvest losses by 2030 and 2025 respectively. They called upon government, the private sector, and other actors to rally behind the realization of the provisions of the two policy directions. GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS

The congress expressed its commitment to the principles of zero tolerance to postharvest loss and waste management with delegates called for stock taking of existing, applicable, and appropriate technologies and solutions for the different value chains particularly those targeting smallholder farmers. Delegates also called for value chain and product diversification to support,

empower and fulfill the requirements of large scale “anchor buyers” as well as the establishment of capacity development and knowledge sharing platforms to enhance service delivery in the sector. Further they called for increased investments in new technologies to reduce post-harvest losses and recommended increased participation on the private sector in research and value chain activities.

The Congress was hosted by the University of Nairobi in partnership with a consortium of Kenyan universities, Research and Development Organizations, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in conjunction with the World Food Preservation Center® LLC (WFPC).

The lead strategic partner was the Rockefeller Foundation, which currently has a $130million 7 year initiative to reduce post-harvest loss in representative value chains, with a current focus on maize in Tanzania, mango in Kenya, and tomato in Nigeria.

The congress was also supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), African Union Commission, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), East African Grain Council (EAGC), East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (USAID), Postharvest Education Foundation, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, H

orticulture Innovation Lab (USAID), Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Compatible Technology International (CTI) among others.

The congress will have a Four-day program where research and policy papers will be presented in joint sessions. The interactive sessions will feature lead papers from sector leaders, research papers, panel discussions and open plenary discussions.

There will be dedicated interactive sessions for poster presentations where presenters will be allocated time to share their findings with participants.

  1. Unpacking food loss and waste: measurement, extent, drivers/causes, impact on food and nutrition security, environment, economies and livelihoods
  2. Preserving the harvest for food and nutrition security
  3. The role of postharvest management in facilitating trade and market access for increased profits and economic empowerment of food supply chain practitioners
  4. Capacity development of food supply chain actors for sustainable postharvest management
  5. Policy action, strategies and partnerships to realize AU’s Malabo 2025 and the UN’s 2030 food loss and waste reduction targets

Priority will be given to papers that demonstrate practical solutions (technologies, practices, strategies) to food loss and waste reduction.

The abstracts submission can be made directly online at on the online platform at http://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/a555eb06-e504-4f95-8429-26e545ff2276. If you experience difficulties in submitting through the online platform, you can submit the abstract as an attachment to the congress E-mail address: [email protected] GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS

Publication of Congress Papers

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS, 4th aaphce abstract Accepted abstracts will be published in the peer-reviewed congress book of abstracts. Full papers from selected outstanding abstracts will be published in a special issue of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND). More details about AJFAND can be found on the journal website www.ajfand.net

4th AAPHCE 4TH All Africa PostHarvest Congress and Exhibition

4th All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition (4th AAPHCE) was conceptualized as a pan-African platform where diverse stakeholders in the agri-food sector convene to share information and experiences and build partnerships that are required for sustainable 4th estate dod postharvest management and FLW reduction in the African context.

4th AAPHCE 4TH All Africa PostHarvest Congress and Exhibition, 4th estate datms login (4th AAPHCE), GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS food systems summit We are happy to announce the 4th All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition (4th AAPHCE). Save-the-Date for this important Pan-African event that is scheduled for 19th to 22nd September 2023.

The 4th AAPHCE will be an in-person (physical) fourth estate congress hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC) at the African Union Headquarters  list of dod 4th estate agencies 4th AAPHCE in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The congress is being organized by the AUC in collaboration with various partners, including development partners, private sector actors, academic/research institutions, and civil society. 4th AAPHCE 4TH All Africa PostHarvest Congress and Exhibition The 4th AAPHCE aka 4TH All Africa PostHarvest Congress and Exhibition is an unmissable platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest innovative technologies, practices, and tools for postharvest food loss/waste reduction. 4TH All Africa PostHarvest Congress and Exhibition The congress will have a Four-day program where research and policy papers will be presented in joint sessions. The interactive sessions will feature lead papers from sector leaders, research papers, panel discussions and open plenary discussions.

There will be dedicated interactive sessions for poster presentations where presenters will be allocated time to share their findings with participants.

The four-day congress is scheduled from 19th to 22nd September 2023 at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The exhibition will be open 4th AAPHCE during the entire 4 daysin Parallel to the congress.

An interactive session slot will be given to exhibitors to present their demonstration to the attendees. The exhibition must be aligned with the congress theme for Sustainable Postharvest Management: Boosting Intra-African Agricultural Trade and Enhancing Food and Nutrition Security.

4th AAPHCE

4th AAPHCE The congress will have a Four-day program where research and policy papers will be presented in joint sessions. The interactive sessions will feature lead papers from sector leaders, research papers, panel discussions and open plenary discussions. There will be dedicated interactive sessions for poster presentations where presenters will be allocated time to share their findings with participants. 4th AAPHCE

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS

GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT AUTHORS – 4TH ALL AFRICA POSTHARVEST CONGRESS & EXHIBITION

The abstract should be written in English language in MS word or rich text format and have a maximum of 500 words in Times New Roman font size 12. The abstract MUST have the following details:

  • Concise title (maximum 15 words)
  • Names of authors, their affiliation and mailing address and the corresponding author contacts
  • The body of the abstract should contain clear objective(s), methodology, results, discussion and conclusion/recommendations.
  • Key words

A template (sample abstract) is provided to guide the abstract authors to adhere to the guidelines provided above.

The abstracts MUST be relevant to the congress theme, Sustainable Postharvest Management: Boosting Intra-African Agricultural Trade and Enhancing Food and Nutrition Security’. The abstracts should be aligned to one or more of the following subthemes:

  1. Unpacking food loss and waste: measurement, extent, drivers/causes, impact on food and nutrition security, environment, economies and livelihoods
  2. Preserving the harvest for food and nutrition security
  3. The role of postharvest management in facilitating trade and market access for increased profits and economic empowerment of food supply chain practitioners
  4. Capacity development of food supply chain actors for sustainable postharvest management
  5. Policy action, strategies and partnerships to realize AU’s Malabo 2025 and the UN’s 2030 food loss and waste reduction targets

Priority will be given to papers that demonstrate practical solutions (technologies, practices, strategies) to food loss and waste reduction.

The abstracts submission can be made directly online at on the online platform at http://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/a555eb06-e504-4f95-8429-26e545ff2276. If you experience difficulties in submitting through the online platform, you can submit the abstract as an attachment to the congress E-mail address: [email protected]

Publication of Congress Papers

Accepted abstracts will be published in the peer-reviewed congress book of abstracts. Full papers from selected outstanding abstracts will be published in a special issue of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND). More details about AJFAND can be found on the journal website www.ajfand.net

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