Pest management and spoilage reduction in the food supply chain - Libya

Recent Work

SPS Biosecurity worked with the former Libyan Government on a programme to reduce spoilage to fresh produce occurring between the places of production and market. Despite being of very high quality, up to 40% spoilage was occurring, primarily due to rodents.

The work entailed covering many thousands of kilometres in-country gathering information and data and development of a pilot programme to reduce spoilage based around stakeholder training and the introduction of modern pest management methods.

Key partner for this programme was the former Libyan Government.