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Unpacking postharvest losses in Sub-Saharan Africa : a meta-analysis

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dc.contributor.author Affognon, Hippolyte
dc.contributor.author Mutungi, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Sanginga, Pascal
dc.contributor.author Borgemeister, Christian
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-30T15:12:51Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-30T15:12:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.date.issued 2015-02
dc.identifier.citation Affognon, H., Mutungi, C., Sanginga, P., & Borgemeister, C. (2015). Unpacking Postharvest Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Meta-Analysis. World Development, 66, 49-68. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.08.002 en
dc.identifier.issn 0305-750X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53220
dc.description.abstract Reducing postharvest losses (PHL) is key to food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. However, knowledge of PHL magnitudes is limited. For instance 85% of loss estimates generated using appropriate methodologies did not qualify for statistical meta-analysis because a standard deviation was not assigned to them nor could be computed. Many datasets do not account for the interaction of various loss agents, and are single-point measurements which omit influence of exogenous factors such as local food use patterns, practices, and coping strategies. Overall, technologies for loss mitigation need to address dynamics of supply chains, and more rigorous PHL assessment is needed. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (p. 49-68) en
dc.format.mimetype Application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subject VALUE CHAINS en
dc.subject AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.subject POSTHARVEST LOSSES en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS en
dc.subject AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY en
dc.title Unpacking postharvest losses in Sub-Saharan Africa : a meta-analysis en
dc.type Article (journal - peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106868
idrc.project.componentnumber 106868001
idrc.project.title Postharvest Losses in Africa: Analytical Review and Synthesis en
idrc.copyright.holder Elsevier Ltd.
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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