Grain storage a key to African food security

Despite grain storage in sub-Saharan Africa being one of the key leaking points in the harvested cereal’s supply chain, several interventions are being rolled out to reduce post-harvest losses to at least 50% as governments in the region strive to achieve the 2014 Malabo Declaration target set by African Union member-countries. Analysis by various agencies show sub-Saharan Africa loses an average of 13.5% of the harvested grain at the post-harvest phase, which is equivalent to nearly $4 billion every year and which the International Finance Corporation said in October “exceeds the value of total food aid in that region over the last decade.”

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