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Post harvest loss reduction programmes: A decade of activities - what consequences?

Post harvest loss reduction programmes: A decade of activities - what consequences?

Tyler, P.S. and Boxall, R.A. (1984) Post harvest loss reduction programmes: A decade of activities - what consequences? Tropical Stored Products Information, 50. pp. 4-13. ISSN 0564-3325

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Abstract

Major activities and projects undertaken in developing countries, during the past decade, in connection with postharvest grain loss assessment and reduction programmes are considered. Initiatives taken under the main multilateral and bilateral aid programmes are described. Examples of country loss assessment and reduction projects are given and from the results some general conclusions are drawn. The relevance of the described work and the overall level of activity is appraised in relation to current post-harvest problems. It is concluded that the prescribed methodology has worked adequately for the assessment of on-farm storage and processing losses particularly in relation to weight loss. There is a lack of proven guidelines for the commercial sector (procurement, marketing, storage and distribution). Such guidelines are needed and should embrace a wider approach which is more concerned with reducing insufficiencies in the total system.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: postharvest loss, loss reduction, developing countries, grain loss, on-farm storage
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 17:12
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10775

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