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Borlaug Fellow Tackles Post-Harvest Loss in Ghana

by Christin VanZant last modified Sep 27, 2016 11:54 AM
Contributors: Feed the Future
Post-harvest losses “represent a huge mass of food that could be made available for resource-poor people without additional use of land, seed, labor, water and other inputs,” Sugri explained. Nearly half of the estimated increase in food needs between today and 2050 could be met immediately through improved storage and handling techniques.

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Issah Sugri, a researcher at the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), based in Bawku, Ghana, is determined to improve post-harvest storage and handling of locally grown commodities. Sugri had already collaborated with his SARI partners on research examining how to reduce post-harvest losses of plantain, millet and spices, but he wanted to broaden his understanding of how to help farmers facing these challenges.

 

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