Project Information

PI nameProf. Matofari Matofari
Project titleReduction of Post Harvest loss and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains (RELOAD)
Partners• Dr. Peter Muliro- Egerton University, • Prof. Michael Lukuruka- Egerton University, • Dr. Florence Muranga Dr. Susan Tumwebaze- Makerere University, • Prof. Michael Okoth Dr Catherine Kunyanga- Nairobi University, • Dr Debela Hunde- Jimma Uni
Grant amount657,493 Euros
Project StatusOngoing
Project LocationUganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Germany
Project description00
Project Start1/06/2013
Project End
Expected outputs• SP3- Target groups are farmers, operators, processors (SME’s) in the dairy value chain. Farmers will be sensitized on PHL at farm level potentially leading to reduced loss of milk and milk products. Improved milk handling practices will be established, PHL determined along with their causes, while improved storage, handling and processing technologies will be developed and applied. Quality and shelf life problems in dairy products will be analysed and documented. Technologies to improve milk quality and product shelf life will be tested, adapted and implemented. This will contribute to increased quantity and quality of milk products, increased value addition and profitability, more job and income opportunities and increased food security. Technology options and necessary policy adaptations to buffer seasonal variations in supply will be devised and implementation will be supported