Qacha’sNek,Dec.13 — In an effort to increase surplus production for use to enhance household livelihoods and market access, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition (MAFSN) through the Department of Marketing (DoM) with the support of World Food Programme (WFP) through the project of Improving Adaptive Capacity of the Vulnerable and Food Insecure Populations in Lesotho (IACoV) shared the July, 2022 Post Harvest Loss Assessment Study findings with farmers.
The study was commissioned in five districts in the mountains, foothills, Senqu valley and Lowlands areas namely; Mokhotlong, Quthing, Mohale’s hoek, Maseru and Leribe with the aim of assessing the rate of post harvest losses experienced and affecting market outlets and smallholder farmers for cereals, pulses, fruits and vegetables.
According to IACoV Communication Manager, Ms. Rorisang Kurubally, the study recommend the cost effective and climate smart post harvest technologies and practices that can be applied by the small holder farmers and market outlets to decrease and manage losses. . .