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The prevention of farm level food grain storage losses in India: A social cost benefit analysis

The prevention of farm level food grain storage losses in India: A social cost benefit analysis

Boxall, R.A., Greeley, M. and Tyagi, D.S. (1979) The prevention of farm level food grain storage losses in India: A social cost benefit analysis. Tropical Stored Products Information, 37. pp. 11-17. ISSN 0564-3325

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Abstract

A report of a study of farm level food grain losses carried out in Andhra Pradesh, India, from 1976 to 1978 is summarised. The object of the project was to provide a social cost benefit analysis of farm level storage improvements. The study concentrated on the storage of paddy (rice) as the staple crop. Eighteen villages provided approximately twenty sample stores each during the two year period of the project. Samples were subjected to laboratory analysis with emphasis on physical dry weight loss. The final estimate of loss was 4.26 per cent± 1.33 per cent. In the second year various improved storage practices were tested, including improvements to traditional stores, use of metal bins, and pesticides. Analysis of the data suggested a positive cost-benefit from these measures and support for the expansion of India's storage extension service, the Save Grain Campaign.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: grain storage, storage loss, India, social cost benefit, postharvest loss, save grain campaign
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: 30 Apr 2016 04:51
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10783

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