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A guide to the objective and reliable estimation of food losses in small scale farmer storage

A guide to the objective and reliable estimation of food losses in small scale farmer storage

Adams, J.M. (1976) A guide to the objective and reliable estimation of food losses in small scale farmer storage. Tropical Stored Products Information, 32. pp. 5-12. ISSN 0564-3325

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Abstract

Losses in storage are of different types and the ultimate use of any estimates must be considered when conducting loss assessments. Selection of areas, farmers, and grain samples should be made using standard procedures. The grain sample may be analysed using several alternative methods to yield an estimate of loss within the sample. This information is then combined with data on consumption to produce an estimate of total loss for a storage season. The main causes of loss are insect and vertebrate pests, and fungi, The guide is based mainly on experience with maize in Africa.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: postharvest loss, food loss, storage loss, maize, Africa, small-scale farming
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
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: 29 Apr 2016 20:24
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10777

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