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Improving qualitative and quantitative post-harvest losses estimates in sub-Saharan Africa

The overall purpose of this contract is to address information on qualitative post-harvest losses and to integrate them into the Aphlis (African post-harvest losses information system) platform. At the same time, the existing quantitative losses information system (Aphlis) shall be brought up to date and the reliability of the current estimates verified, the estimation methodology improved and coverage of the system extended to west and central Africa.

Currently, the Aphlis provides a framework to analyse and compute quantitative PHLs under different farming and environmental conditions in east and southern Africa.

  • Type
    Open Call
  • Institute/Directorate
    IES -

Business sector (CPV)

  • 73000000: Research and development services and related consultancy services
  • 73110000: Research services
  • 73210000: Research consultancy services
  • 73430000: Test and evaluation
  • 77100000: Agricultural services
  • 48810000: Information systems


Procurement documents

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