Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste
Over the last three years, we have explored interventions as part of our ongoing work to strengthen African farmers like Sella. We learned that there are many existing solutions—yet these solutions were not reaching smallholder farmers. We are dedicated to re-aligning actors and interventions, such as expanding proven technologies that...
Year: 2016
Author: The Rockefeller Foundation
This present report is a review of relevant literature, which includes publications manuals, methodologies and guidelines on estimating post-harvest losses of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as well as publications by other institutions, international organizations and relevant country experiences on estimating post-harvest losses.
Year: 2015
Author: GSARS, FAO
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