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

Technical manual for the construction and use of family-sized metal silos to store cereals and grain legumes

The Technical manual for the construction and use of family-sized metal silos to store cereals and grain legumes was produced in the Division of Rural Infrastructure and Agro-industries (AGS) of FAO as a significant technical contribution to preventing losses in the post-harvest phase of grains and cereals. It is designed as a train-ing manual for constructing, using and handling family-sized metal silos. It is aimed at farmers who produce basic grains and cereals for their own consumption for their food security and at tinsmiths, blacksmiths and other craftsmen who can construct them and adapt them easily to make silos of different capacities.

Year: 2015
Author: FAO