Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Biorenewable Resources and Technology, Environmental Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites, Center for Crops Utilization Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

8-2015

Journal or Book Title

Miller Magazine (Değirmenci Dergisi)

Volume

68

First Page

74

Last Page

81

Research Focus Area(s)

Advanced Machinery Engineering and Manufacturing Systems, Biological and Process Engineering and Technology

Abstract

Without proper management, losses of maize stored by subsistence farmers can be 100% of the crop. Local experts estimated that 22.4% of the 2008 maize crop in the countries of Southern and Eastern Africa was lost during storage. Losses in the Kamuli district of Uganda are estimated at 40%.The value of postharvest losses of grain in Sub-Saharan Africa could be as much as US$ 4 billion out of a grain production value of US$ 27 billion for 2005-07. These losses represent a huge mass of grain that could be made available for food without use of additional land, seed, labor, water, and other inputs.

Comments

This article is published as Bern, Carl J., A. Yakubu, Kurt A. Rosentrater, and Thomas J. Brumm. "Hermetic storage systems for maize." Miller Magazine (Değirmenci Dergisi) 68 (2015): 74-81. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Parantez Publishing

Language

en, ro

File Format

application/pdf

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