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Rethinking Post Harvest Management Interventions in Southern Africa in the Era of COVID 19

Paper By Munetsi Madakufamba (Executive Director, Southern African Research and Documentation Centre [SARDC1]) and Neto Nengomasha (Senior Researcher, SARDC) Presented at the Virtual Conference hosted by Nanjing Agricultural University, 21 03 2021 Post-harvest losses among smallholder farmers in the Southern African region have been a major concern with losses as high as 40 percent of harvested crops. This has increased pressure on food security with rapidly expanding population, poor infrastructure to move crops to the market and price volatility.

Africa, China aim for deeper cooperation

The announcement that Africa and China will work together to align their development plans presents another key milestone in relations between the People’s Republic of China and the emerging continental giant, Africa.

Industrialisation to headline BRICS summit

The forthcoming 10th BRICS Summit in South Africa provides an opportunity for southern Africa and the rest of the continent to strengthen ties with some of the emerging economies of the world.

Second China – Africa Policy Paper

The second China Africa policy paper announced in 2015 builds from the first policy paper on China and Africa engagement. It focuses on key issues such China’s Relations with African Regional Organizations, enhancing people to people exchanges among others.

First China – Africa Policy Paper

This first China Africa policy paper announced in 2006 puts forward areas of cooperation between China and Africa in different sectors. It aims at promoting win win cooperation between the two sides.

SADC Revised Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan 2015-2020

The Revised RISDP is a blueprint for regional integration and development, and the document realigns the region’s development agenda with new realities and emerging global dynamics, and takes into account the issues of industrialization. The Revised RISDP identifies four main priorities to be pursued by the region from 2015-2020.