Using airtight bags to prevent post-harvest crop loss

The summer season is upon us and brings along heat, humidity and insects - not a good combination for stored grain. The Purdue Improved Storage (PICS) bag, is an airtight storage bag that provides a solution for smallholder farmers to extend the storage time for their seeds and crops. The…

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Post harvest losses of Vitamin A in orange maize reduced with better storing methods

Scientists have found the health benefits of orange maize can be enhanced with almost 25% by using better post harvest storage methods. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) more than half of Zambian children aged between 6 months and 5 years suffer from Vitamin A deficiency due to poor…

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