Mitigating food losses : status and way forward for postharvest research and innovations in Malawi

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dc.contributor.author Mutungi, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Affognon, Hippolyte
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-29T17:29:43Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-29T17:29:43Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/52223
dc.description.abstract Maize, rice, beans, cassava, sweet potato, fish and groundnuts are among the most important food commodities in Malawi. Losses along the post harvest (PH) chains are fuelled by inefficiencies in handling, storage and preservation methods. The paper recommends adaptive research leading to market-oriented innovations along commodity chains. The target should be transfer of technologies through organised farmer groups or small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as opposed to individual smallholder farmers. In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa reducing post harvest losses is difficult because the baseline loss magnitudes are unknown or unreliable. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (8 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, KE en
dc.relation.ispartof ICIPE policy brief; no. 6/13 en
dc.subject POSTHARVEST LOSSES en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject MALAWI en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject POSTHARVEST SYSTEMS en
dc.subject SMALLHOLDERS en
dc.subject GRAIN STORAGE en
dc.subject INNOVATION en
dc.subject CAPACITY BUILDING en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.subject APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY en
dc.subject FARMERS ASSOCIATIONS en
dc.title Mitigating food losses : status and way forward for postharvest research and innovations in Malawi en
dc.type Policy Brief en
idrc.project.number 106868
idrc.project.componentnumber 106868001
idrc.project.title Postharvest Losses in Africa: Analytical Review and Synthesis en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC01-724-19


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