Food losses

The network of actors working on the reduction of post-harvest losses is complex and not easy to understand at first glance. This article attempts to give an orientation on who the actors are, how they are interconnected…

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Food losses

Climate change will continue to exert its influence not only on crop production, but also on the increasingly valuable harvest. This article shares highlights from the author’s recent review of post-harvest agriculture…

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Food losses

In order to evaluate losses in the value chains of maize and cassava, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) conducted two surveys in 2012/2013. They comprise (1) an estimate of losses in terms of…

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Food losses

Post-harvest loss reduction raises food availability without increasing the use of land, water and agricultural inputs. This article refers to the case of grain to show the hurdles that farmers have to clear in taking…

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Food losses

Milk is crucial to the population of North Somalia, both as food and in creating income. But unhygienic transport and storage conditions are resulting in a loss of quality and hence losses in market value. A project…

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Food losses

Up to 40 per cent of households in cities in developing countries grow vegetables in urban gardens for food and income. These valuable crops grown in small spaces contribute to the nutritional quality of diets; the…

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Food losses

In terms of figures, avoiding post-harvest losses could feed a third of India’s poor. However, structural problems and shortcomings make this a difficult proposition. Welthungerhilfe is seeking comprehensive solutions.

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Food losses

Preventive methods are the most effective tools to protect stored products. This article shows under what conditions and how stored products are infested and what is new in research and development.

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Food losses

Food contaminated by aflatoxins is one of the most serious consequences that poor post-harvest management can have. In May 2004, for example, numerous fatalities were recorded in Kenya that could be traced back to the…

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