Objectives and anticipated outcomes

Food Security

Objectives

  • To raise awareness of the extent of post-harvest losses due to pests and diseases
  • To increase awareness of the benefits of maintaining genetic variability and traditional crop varieties
  • To introduce the concept of grain banks
  • To introduce new concepts of food preservation and storage

Anticipated outcomes

  • Local groups encouraged to try out a variety of ideas to improve grain storage
  • Groups encouraged to discuss introducing the idea of grain banks to improve food security, either at local or community level
  • Family diet and overall nutrition to be improved
  • The use of new techniques in preserving fruit and vegetables to be encouraged and implemented
  • The use of new food processing techniques such as making jams, chutneys and juices to be introduced