Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Lab
The Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Lab is working to reduce post-harvest loss and food waste of durable staple crops (grains, oilseeds, legumes, root crops and seeds) and related processed products. The Lab enables smallholder farmers, cooperatives, agribusinesses, NGOs, and other stakeholder partners to improve moisture measurement, drying and storage techniques, insect and mycotoxin prevention and market-based value chain access.
Research and development is making it possible for improved yields in low-income countries; however, despite this, approximately 20-30 percent of crops are lost soon after harvest. Our Lab researches what can be done decrease these large losses in stored product crops, especially among smallholder and subsistence farmers. Sharing knowledge is a key part of this—to spread concrete wins across communities and regions.
Kansas State University
Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Nepal, Honduras and Afghanistan
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