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Africa: Metal Silos Lock Out Maize Pests

Farmers in developing countries typically lose 20-30% of their crop due to poor grain storage facilities. Through a project with roots in Central America, African maize farmers are adopting metal silos to protect their families’ food supply and source of income. To date, The Effective Grain Storage Project is responsible for the construction of 146 […]

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Missing Food – The Grain Postharvest Losses of Smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr. Rick Hodges of the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, will present on the Missing Foods report, particularly on the ‘difficulties facing smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa following recent grain postharvest losses’. The seminar will take place at the London International Development Centre on Jan. 18, 2012. http://www.lidc.org.uk/events/missing-food-grain-postharvest-losses-smallholders-sub-saharan-africa

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Increasing Rice Production in Sub-Saharan Africa Through Mechanization

The recent ICARD General Meeting Seminar posted conference slides on (PDF) ‘Increasing rice production in sub Sahara Africa through mechanization,’ as presented by JF Rickman of the International Rice Research Institute. The presentation details the practical means of reducing PHL, breaking down the labor, effort and specific ways such interventions have affected PHL reduction. http://riceforafrica.org/downloads/Meetings/gm4/Seminar1-1_Rickman_En.pdf […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa Loses US$4bn to Postharvest Losses

Postharvest grain losses in sub-Saharan Africa are estimated at around US$4 billion a year, according to a World Bank and Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) report. The lost food, according to the report, titled: ‘Missing Food: The Case of Post-Harvest Grain Losses in sub-Saharan Africa’, could meet the minimum annual food requirements of at least 48 […]

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