1. Feed the Future Innovation Lab

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss

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 long-term storage 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. 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. 

News Update from the Lab

January 2017 PHLIL Newsletter - Focus on Ethiopia

Check out PHLIL's newest newsletter for a snapshot of our activities in Ethiopia. The newsletter kicks off a series that will highlight each of our focus countries. 

BIFAD Chair Dr. Brady Deaton talks about K-State's Innovation Labs

Dr. Brady Deaton, Chair of the Board for International Food and Development, talks to Agriculture Today on the K-State Radio Network about the Feed the Future Innovations Labs at K-state and their impact on global food security during his recent visit to K-State. 

K-State 2025 Spotlights: Feed the Future Innovation Labs 

K-State 2025 highlights the K-State Feed the Future Innovation Labs and their role in achieving the K-State 2025 vision and improving global food security.

The Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Lab is now on Twitter

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This project is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency of International Development (USAID).
The contents are the responsibility of the Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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