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The evaluation of losses in maize stored on a selection of small farms in Zambia with particular reference to the development of methodology (G109)

The evaluation of losses in maize stored on a selection of small farms in Zambia with particular reference to the development of methodology (G109)

Adams, J.M. and Harman, G.W. (1977) The evaluation of losses in maize stored on a selection of small farms in Zambia with particular reference to the development of methodology (G109). [Working Paper]

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Abstract

The terms of reference for this project were: (1) to develop a satisfactory methodology to evaluate the extent of losses; (2) to establish reasonably reliable cost- benefit relationships for a simple improved farm storage technique; and (3) to recommend whether a longer term project should be undertaken over a wider area to evaluate cost-benefit relationships of improved storage techniques for the purpose of planning development programmes.
Following these criteria the report makes a detailed study of various methods of assessing losses. These methods are then applied to maize stored by small farmers in selected areas of Zambia and an evaluation made of the costs and benefits to these farmers of adopting an improved storage technique.

Item Type: Working Paper
Additional Information: [1] ISBN: 0 85954 058 8.
Uncontrolled Keywords: postharvest loss, loss evaluation, weight loss, quality loss, economic loss, maize, small farms, Zambia, farm storage, maize storage
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 12:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10767

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