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Reducing #Waste and Losses in the #Food #Supply Chain by Margarita Escaler and Paul Teng #foodsecurity

Reducing #Waste and Losses in the #Food #Supply Chain by Margarita Escaler and Paul Teng #foodsecurity

As markets depend on a consistent supply of better-quality produce, farmers must be able to respond to the demand. This can be achieved by adopting innovative technologies and approaches to reduce post-harvest losses and ensure product quality. The interventions can be quick and cost-effective ones. Even without the introduction of capital-intensive Western-style infrastructure, there is a great deal that smallholders can do to prevent serious damage to their harvests and improve their quality. For example, an FAO project in Afghanistan and elsewhere dramatically reduced post-harvest losses simply by providing sealed storage drums to grain farmers (FAO, 2008). Another community project in Guinea achieved dramatic reductions in aflatoxin levels in stored groundnuts by training and educating farmers to better handle their harvests (WorldWatch Institute, 2011). Farmers were s...

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