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Grain storage bags tested in Tanzania

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) will help to improve hermetic grain storage technologies to smallholder farmers in Tanzania.

As explained on the website of ‘The Africa Research in Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation’ (Africa RISING), post-harvest grain losses are substantially high among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa RISING, through activities implemented by IITA, has therefore introduced improved hermetic grain storage technologies. These have been tested for their effectiveness in reducing post-harvest grain losses.

The study looked in particular to the economic advantage of using Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags over Polypropylene bags which are commonly used by the farmers was analysed.

To read more, please visit the website of Africa RISING.

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