Harvest Protection Network
Members of Africa’s sub-Saharan farming community lose 30%-to-50% of fruits and vegetables because of inadequate storage. While many programs focus on how to increase food production, HPN focuses on protecting what we already grow. In addition to providing waterproof and pest proof storage, the HPN buildings can serve as a distribution center and/or an indoor market.
These steel buildings protect harvested crops from rain, pest intrusion, and pay for themselves with revenues from the sale of crops previously lost to spoilage. As a result, the participating cooperatives take ownership of these buildings helping smallholder farmers make the transition from subsistence to commercial farming.