Spurring Multistakeholder Networks to Tackle Post-Harvest Loss of Nutritious Foods

Estimates suggest that low-income countries lose as much as 30-60% of food in the journey from farm to market. Yet, 1 in 3 people worldwide remains malnourished.

Recognizing that this systemic problem demands collaboration across multiple stakeholders within the food system, GKI in partnership with  Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) established the Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) globally and in three countries: Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Indonesia. PLAN was designed for members to collectively identify innovative solutions, exchange technical assistance and learning, channel financing into priority investments, and coordinate activities.

GKI helped to design, launch, and manage PLAN; as well as facilitated and authored learning activities and products to support the network to influence global policymakers. Today, the alliance continues to serve as a platform for the collective action of food system stakeholders in common issues related to post-harvest loss within and across food value chains.