Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste
The effectiveness of different storage technologies for maize under conditions of smallholder farmers were tested in Dodoma and Manyara regions of central Tanzania. Seven storage methods including the use of different hermetic storage containers (metal silos and plastic barrels with and without fumigation with phostoxin, PICS bags) and non-hermetic polypropylene...
Year: 2017
Author: HELVETAS, IITA
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...
Year: 2018
Author: HELVETAS, IITA
This policy brief describes the current status of policies and programs in Benin and Mozambique, with the aim of identifying potential gender and social sensitive post-harvest initiatives, thereby supporting their transition to a more sustainable and inclusive food security economy. Based on the analysis of the post-harvest policy status of...
Year: 2017
Author: FANRPAN
The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) is an autonomous regional stakeholder driven policy research, analysis and implementation network that was formally established by Ministers of Agriculture from Eastern and Southern Africa in 1997. FANRPAN was borne out of the need for comprehensive policies and strategies required...
Year: 2017
Author: FANRPAN
This report presents results of cost-benefit analysis of modern post-harvest technologies (metal silos and hermetic bags) with particular focus on maize, beans and cow peas in Mozambique. Sub-Saharan Africa has been incurring huge post-harvest losses estimated at $4 billion per year with cereal losses high at 14 million tonnes accounting...
Year: 2017
Author: FANRPAN