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  1. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 1987
    Africa

    This report is on output of the programme element selected to activities on reduction of post-harvest food losses- contained in the approved work programme and budget of the Commission for the biennium I986-1987. Its main objective is to report to the eighth meeting of the Technical Preparatory Committee of the Whole, to the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of ministers and to the General Assembly on measures taken by African member stats to reduce post-harvest food losses over the period 1975-1985.

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 1987
    Africa

    The importance of post-harvest food losses in developing countries including Africa was given the right consideration by the seventh special session of the United Nations General Assembly held in 1975. The Assembly adopted resolution 3362 (S-VII) which, inter alia, called for drastic reduction of post harvest food losses and recommended that the goal of 50 per cent reduction;be attained by 1985.

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    February, 1987
    Africa

    This paper focuses on the severity of the African food situation was demanding programmes and plans of action such as the Lagos Plan of Action (1980) and the FAO African Food Plan (1980), the twin problems of post harvest food losses and of arable land lost to urban development in Africa were considered for joint action.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 1987
    Sudan, Somalia

    The recent FAO in-depth study on agricultural and food problems in Africa concluded that even the present inadequate food supply situation is unsustainable. Unless major policy decisions are taken and implemented to resolve the food production crisis and reduce the rate of population growth, the trends of the past 25 years will continue and the food supply situation will continue to deteriorate during the next 25 years. Famine of the magnitude experienced during the 1983-1934 drought could become a regular feature even in period of more average rainfall.

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