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Critical stages for post-harvest losses and nutrition outcomes in the value chains of bush beans and nightshade in Uganda

K Strecker, V Bitzer, F Kruijssen

The reduction of post-harvest losses (PHLs) has been identified as a key pathway to food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. However, despite policy prioritisation, knowledge about the severity of PHLs remains scant, especially when it comes to nutrient-dense crops such as African nightshade and bush beans. This paper identifies loss hotspots, causes and effects throughout the value chains of nightshade and bush beans in eastern Uganda.