In a bid to ensure food security in the country, Farm Radio International, a non-governmental organization has vouched to support Africa’s small-scale farmers in reducing post-harvest loss.
While speaking at a Press Conference in Kano, the Radio and Craft Development Officer, Mr. Mweruka Pascal said to advance this cause, the mission had moved into partnership with Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania.
In his words “Reducing post-harvest loss project will develop a communication strategy encompassing radio, television, cell phones and mobile videos.
“An estimated one-third of harvested foods do not make it to the plate while fruits and vegetables rot in the field, spoil at the market or go unused at home.
Pascal stressed that for over 100 years, the Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been advancing the well-being of humanity, taking risks others are not willing to take.
He further said that at the local level, they would support farmers and help them reduce post-harvest loss by connecting them to markets.
The Development Officer noted that “Farmers need access to existing new technologies to fight pests, store crops and transport them to markets.”
“With 700 radio partners across 40 Sub-Saharan African countries, Farm Radio International currently reached tens of millions of small scale farmers with life-changing information and opportunities to have a stronger voice in their own development,” he added.