Sub Saharan Africa losses US $ 4 billion annually on post-harvest grain losses according to a World Bank and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report. The lost food, according to reports, could meet the minimum annual food requirements of at least 48 million people in the region.
Professor William Otoo Ellis, the Vice-Chancellor, made this known when he opened a training workshop by the Australia Awards in Africa Group at the International Centre for Innovative Learning, KNUST.
The programme which was organised by the Department of Agricultural Engineering in conjunction with the University of Sydney, Australia is the first of its kind in Africa. The organisers say it is designed to address the post-harvest management of maize, rice and legume.
The programme drew participants from other African countries namely Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Togo and Uganda.
Prof. Ellis was therefore hopeful that the programme would go a long way to help increase food production on the African Continent.
It is expected that participants would discuss issues confronting the post-harvest industry and come up with useful solutions at the end of the programme.
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