Recent FAO studies suggest that between 12 and 16 percent of rice harvested in Asia is lost as a result of poor on-farm post-harvesting practices. If it were possible to reduce these losses by just one-tenth, the amount of food saved in Asia alone would amount to over 5 million tonnes per year.

Myanmar: woman farmer winnowing rice
FAO photo by G. Bizzarri

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  • Guinea: processing and conservation of mango
  • Uganda: improved granary under construction

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