Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

In-farm comparison trial conducted by HELVETAS-GPLP in partnership with IITA Tanzania (Article)

This article explains: moisture of maize grains increased during 30-week storage in hermetic conditions; sitophilus zeamais was more predominant than Tribolium castaneum in stored maize; hermetic storage containers controlled grain damage as good as insecticide; kernel breakage before storage may accelerate insect damage during storage; no risk of low germination of stored grains using hermetic containers or insecticide.

Year: 2018
Author: HELVETAS, IITA