Scaling up postharvest management innovations for grain legumes in Africa
Potential solutions for post-harvest management of agricultural value chains include: Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags; metal silos; chemical use; hermetic cocoons; threshers; and, plastic barrels among others. This detailed report looks at effective ways of scaling up innovative post-harvest technologies (PHTs) such as threshers and PICS bags; and assesses select delivery models for the innovations. Towards accelerating adoption of PICS and threshers, the project established better methods through training, demonstrations, and structuring the distribution system through use of agro-dealers. It determined that demonstrations of threshers with stakeholders was most effective to incentivize procurement and use of the machines.
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Langage : Anglais