FESF Foundation Activities

Training and Sensitization on Postharvest Loss Reduction Skills, Technologies and Strategies: Postharvest losses remain a major challenge in the agricultural sector, resulting in significant economic losses and food waste. To address this challenge, it is important to provide training and sensitization to farmers and other stakeholders on postharvest loss reduction skills, technologies, and strategies. This could include training on proper harvesting techniques, appropriate storage practices, and effective preservation methods. Sensitization on the importance of reducing postharvest losses and the economic benefits of doing so could also be provided.

Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in the development of the agricultural sector. Encouraging entrepreneurship among farmers and other stakeholders in the value chain could lead to increased productivity, profitability, and sustainability. This could involve providing business development services, such as access to finance, marketing support, and training on entrepreneurship skills, to enable farmers and small businesses to establish and grow their agribusinesses.

Renewable Energy Utilization of Farms to Reduce Production and Processing Costs: Renewable energy technologies, such as solar, wind, and biogas, can be used to power farms and reduce production and processing costs. By using renewable energy sources, farmers can reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and save money on energy costs. Renewable energy technologies can also be used to power postharvest processing equipment, such as grain dryers, which can reduce postharvest losses and improve the quality of the harvested crops.

Small Scale Storage and Processing of Agricultural Produce: Small-scale storage and processing of agricultural produce can add value to farmers' products and increase their profitability. This could involve establishing small-scale processing facilities, such as grain mills, oil mills, or fruit and vegetable processing units, to process and package agricultural produce for sale. Storage facilities could also be established to enable farmers to store their produce and sell it at a later date when prices are higher.

Branding and Marketing of Produce from Small Scale Enterprises: Branding and marketing of produce from small-scale enterprises can help to increase the visibility and demand for their products. This could involve providing training on branding and marketing techniques, such as developing a unique brand identity, creating attractive packaging, and using social media to promote products. Farmers could also be encouraged to participate in farmers' markets or other events where they can showcase their products to potential customers.

Production and Publishing of Educational Materials Relevant to Core Businesses: Producing and publishing educational materials relevant to core agribusinesses can help to promote best practices and increase knowledge among farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector. This could involve producing training manuals, technical guides, and other educational materials on topics such as crop management, pest control, postharvest handling, and marketing. These materials could be made available in print and digital formats and distributed through various channels, such as farmer organizations, extension services, and online platforms.