DFID started funding the crop post harvest programme (CPHP) in April 1995. The programme was designed to run for 10 years, until March 2005. However an additional year was added from April 2005 to March 2006 to allow for greater dissemination of findings. Total expenditure was £28,529,870.
A total of 170 projects were completed up until 2005 and a full list with details of each project is available at:
or through DFID's searchable research database at:
CPHP was evaluated as part of the overall evaluation of the renewable natural resources research strategy (RNRRS 1995-2006) by an external independent team which found the outputs of the CPHP to be:
"...impressive and demonstrate well-planned and conducted studies." (annex 10, page 355).
The full report is available at: