Business models for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food loss and waste: Improving cereal storage in Tanzania could reduce food loss and emissions by 14%

Farmer investment in hermetically sealed cereal storage bags can greatly reduce farmer losses. The bags protect cereals and other crops from insect infestation and other potential damages, reducing post-harvest loss from an average of 14% to less than 1%. Additionally, the bags enable farmers to store cereals, protecting them from volatile market prices and especially the low prices that occur immediately after harvest and allowing them to sell months later, when prices are higher.
Brief

Published on

2018-10-18

Author(s)

  • Gromko, Duncan

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Publisher

CGIAR Research Program for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Citation

Gromko D. 2018. Business models for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food loss and waste: Improving cereal storage in Tanzania could reduce food loss and emissions by 14%. Wageningen, the Netherlands: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).