Post-Harvest Management to Improve Livelihoods in Ethiopia
Principal Investigator: Tess Atiacke (Nova Scotia Agricultural College), with Claudia Mitchell, Solomon Demeke, Hosahali Ramaswamy, and Ali Mohammed Vasantha
The Post-Harvest Management to Improve Livelihoods Project (PHMIL) aims to improve the livelihood of farmers and supporters of the food and agriculture industry in Ethiopia, and of individuals living with HIV or AIDS, and to ensure the economic and employment prosperity of the food sector, which amounts to 90% of foreign export, and 85% of the employment sector for people living in Ethiopia.
Between 20-70% of food perishes as a consequence of the food handling process, between growing and consuming or exporting food outside of Ethiopia. The goal is to prevent food loss, and ensure the quality of food through better food handling, storing, transporting, and processing of food materials through improved teacher education, information resources, and relationships between universities, governments, and communities, whose primary concern is for sustainable and equitable harvest management.
This project is a collaborative effort between:
For more information, please contact Project Director Tess Atiacke or Nancy Thornton of Nova Scotia Agricultural College.