Recent and systematic evidence on the magnitude of post-harvest losses in sub-Saharan Africa is scarce, hindering the identification of interventions to reduce losses. Here, we unlock standardized and systematically collected information on post-harvest management and farmer-reported post-harvest loss estimates from the Living Standards Measurement Study — Integrated Surveys in Agriculture. Using the data from Ethiopia, the objective is to disentangle factors that induce or relate to post-harvest losses in cereals. The data of approximately households and cereal records were analysed. Rodents and other pests were most frequently reported to cause these losses.
Assessment of post-harvest fish losses among small-scale fishermen in Ondo State, Nigeria
Post-harvest fish losses are a major concern and occur in most fish distribution chains throughout the world. Not only do losses constitute lost income to fishers, processors and traders, they also contribute to food insecurity a loss of fish means less fish available for the consumer. Generally speaking, PHFL refers to fish that is either discarded or sold at a relatively low price because of quality deterioration or owing to market dynamics. This means that fish operators fishers, processors, traders, and other stakeholders involved in ancillary operations lose potential income. It also means that less fish is available to consumers, or that consumers are supplied with low-quality fish and fish products.
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