foods Review Reducing Postharvest Losses during Storage of Grain Crops to Strengthen Food Security in Developing Countries Deepak Kumar * and Prasanta Kalita ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana IL 61801 USA [email protected] * Correspondence: [email protected] Tel : +1-217-300-1929 Academic Editor: Christopher J Smith 2016-1-1In less developed countries grain loss is principally associated with inadequate postharvest handling decay and storage pests The average grain production and associated losses for 16 countries in east and southern Africa are presented in Table 8 Farmers in developing countries often use more traditional postharvest handling and processing

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2019-12-16ideas42 REDUCING POST-HARVEST LOSS: A Behavioral Approach | 6 popular existing storage option) farmers may nevertheless be unable to a ord them at the right time A few months later once the harvest has sold and farmers are ush with cash price is less of an obstacle By then however crop storage has dropped far down farmers' priority

During storage quantitative as well as qualitative losses occur due to insects rodents and micro‐organisms A large number of insect pests have been reported to be associated with stored grains At any given time 60–70% of grains is stored on the farm in traditional structures like Kanaja Kothi Sanduka earthen pots Gummi and Kacheri

During storage quantitative as well as qualitative losses occur due to insects rodents and micro‐organisms A large number of insect pests have been reported to be associated with stored grains At any given time 60–70% of grains is stored on the farm in traditional structures like Kanaja Kothi Sanduka earthen pots Gummi and Kacheri

2019-6-29management lack of structured markets inadequate storage in s and on farms and limited processing capacity 1 With more than 70% of Africans drawing their livelihoods from agriculture finding sustainable solutions for postharvest losses holds tremendous promise for enhancing regional economic growth and well-being 2

2017-10-18requested support from FAO to provide silos for communities and farming s for grain storage With funds provided by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany FAO implemented a project from 2004 to 2006 with the objectives reducing postharvest losses and enhancing the technical capacity of

Strategies Used for Reducing Postharvest Losses in Fruits

2016-9-9Strategies Used for Reducing Postharvest Losses in Fruits Veg etables Vikas Kumar 1 Ravi Shankar 2 Gaurav Kumar 3 at harvest and during storage (Combrink et al 1995) Lowlight intensity increases postharvest disease incidence because of

Reducing Postharvest Losses during Storage of Grain Crops to Strengthen Food Security in Developing Countries Deepak Kumar Prasanta Kalita Reducing the postharvest losses especially in developing countries could be a sustainable solution to increase food availability reduce pressure on natural resources eliminate hunger and improve

An assessment of local farmers' knowledge attitude and practices on postharvest maize storage and management was carried out with a view of understanding its role in maize contamination with mycotoxins and postharvest losses in Rift Valley and Lower Eastern Regions of Kenya among 165 and 149 farmers respectively Differences between the two regions were analyzed using the Chi-square

Drying maize grains on bare ground exposes them to fungi bacteria and mould resulting in losses Gender aspects of reducing postharvest loss in maize In sub-Saharan Africa -headed s tend to experience lower postharvest losses mostly due to adoption of improved storage technologies

4a states that grain available during the postharvest season is obtained through the storage transformation function (Eq 2) The can also source grain from the market (at postharvest season price () In Eq 4a is the leftover from storage after all grain uses during the postharvest

Drying maize grains on bare ground exposes them to fungi bacteria and mould resulting in losses Gender aspects of reducing postharvest loss in maize In sub-Saharan Africa -headed s tend to experience lower postharvest losses mostly due to adoption of improved storage technologies

Annual value of postharvest losses for grains alone in Sub-Saharan Africa exceeds $4 billion Furthermore estimates by the African Postharvest Losses Information System (Aphlis) indicate that crop losses in southern Africa amount to $1 6 billion per year or about 13 5 percent of the total value of the region's annual grain production

Reducing Postharvest Losses during Storage of Grain Crops to Strengthen Food Security in Developing Countries Abstract Foods 2017 While fulfilling the food demand of an increasing population remains a major global concern more than one-third of food is lost or wasted in postharvest operations

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2018-8-4The objective of this review is to provide the magnitudes and causes of post-harvest losses and strategies for loss reduction for improved food and nutrition security The limited published studies are physiological loss based with no clear image of the extent and causes of post-harvest losses Approximately half of the Ethiopian agricultural produces and food crops are wasted along the value

2020-1-20Post-harvest losses occur between harvest and the moment of human consumption They include on-farm losses such as when grain is threshed winnowed and dried as well as losses along the chain during transportation storage and processing Important in many developing countries particularly in Africa are on-farm losses during storage when

2020-7-8Reducing postharvest losses by half would result in enough food to feed a billion people increase smallholder income levels and minimize pressure on natural resources The ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss works with smallholders in Bihar to improve storage and reduce loss

Drying maize grains on bare ground exposes them to fungi bacteria and mould resulting in losses Gender aspects of reducing postharvest loss in maize In sub-Saharan Africa -headed s tend to experience lower postharvest losses mostly due to adoption of improved storage technologies

Reducing postharvest losses during storage of grain crops to strengthen food security in developing countries This article provides a comprehensive literature review of the grain postharvest losses in developing countries the status and causes of storage losses and discusses the technological interventions to reduce these losses

2014-10-2the system with a background to postharvest losses data on which the system is based but may also be of interest to other postharvest technologists For critical and more wide ranging reviews of grain postharvest losses readers are referred to Greeley (1982) Boxall

2017-11-27reducing post-harvest losses are seen as a potentially cost-effective and environmentally sustainable option to enhance food security of especially vulnerable populations 1 Framework Paper: Programme for Postharvest Losses Reduction in Africa 2010-2014 African