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Title: Water-energy nexus and climate change in Southern Africa : towards a modelling framework as a policy and planning tool
Authors: Prasad, Gisela
Stone, Adrian
Leone, Michele
Keywords: SOUTHERN AFRICA
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
NATURAL RESOURCES
ENERGY
WATER MANAGEMENT
NEXUS
CAPACITY BUILDING
Date: 2012
Abstract: Mitigating food losses that occur between harvesting and consumption offers the single biggest opportunity for contributing to hunger alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa. This systematic review of literature establishes magnitudes of PH losses in Tanzania, and identifies innovations that were promoted or evaluated to mitigate those losses. Events of PH losses occur in the post-production chain during harvesting, where edible produce is left in the field; transport and distribution, including handling practices and inferior transport infrastructure; storage; processing; and commercialization, where poor market infrastructure causes both physical and economic losses. Annual value of postharvest (PH) losses for grains alone exceeds USD 4 billion.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50241
Project Number: 106298
Project Title: Clean Energy and Water : an Assessment of Services for Adaptation to Climate Change
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