Providing global leadership in food security
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss (PHLIL) is a strategic, applied, research and education program aimed at improving global food security by reducing post-harvest losses in stored product crops, such as grains, oilseeds, legumes, root crops and seeds.
The Lab’s efforts are focused in four Feed the Future countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Guatemala, with additional projects in Honduras, Nepal and Afghanistan. Through collaborations between U.S. universities and local universities, research institutions and other partner organizations, PHLIL is conducting research, testing and outreach related to drying, storage and mycotoxin detection for these key crops. Our work seeks to increase understanding of current post-harvest loss factors and task division in rural communities and households and works toward the development of technologies usable by all household members.
The work of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss is made possible through generous support of the American people through the United State Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperative Agreement as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. The contents are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USAID or the United States government.