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Storage handbook takes aim at staple crop losses

Storage's crucial, yet often overlooked role in food security gets a thorough technical grounding in the "Staple Crops Storage Handbook." Written by the staff of the Market Linkages Initiative in East Africa, this manual covers grain quality--including those factors affecting grain in storage--before delving into storage systems, warehouse management, packing, receiving, stacking and record-keeping, concluding with sections on losses, pests and controls.

Click the picture below to read the full handbook on your screen.

Also read our Crop Conditioning Handbook and Lessons Learned, an overall look at innovations in post-harvest financing and information systems. And watch our video on how MLI put all the pieces together.

Published January 2012