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Some estimates of farm-level storage losses of rice in Bangladesh

Some estimates of farm-level storage losses of rice in Bangladesh

Fazlul Huq, A.K. (1980) Some estimates of farm-level storage losses of rice in Bangladesh. Tropical Stored Products Information, 39. pp. 5-12. ISSN 0564-3325

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Abstract

This paper relates to farm-level storage of Aman (winter) season paddy (unhusked rice) and rice in 1978-79. The estimates are based on work from the first year of the Institute of Development Studies post-harvest research project in Comilla district of Bangladesh. After a description of the causes of loss arising during farm-level storage, the problems of loss measurement and the methods adopted are explained. Estimates of quantitative losses of paddy and parboiled rice, in a variety of different storage structures, are given with a 'best estimate' of average physical loss (2.04 per cent). A factor (1.25) has been calculated to convert the physical loss of paddy to a loss of food, so as to obtain an overall estimate of average food loss (2.43 per cent). The results are briefly discussed with regard to the relative performance of raw and parboiled grain and to possible implications for policies concerned with reducing post-harvest loss.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: farm-level, storage loss, farm storage, rice, Bangladesh, loss estimates, postharvest loss, loss measurement
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
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Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 15:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10786

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