TLF ID M017160
This is a three-and-a-half-minute video promoting the case for investment in reducing the huge amount of grain lost to post-harvest pests and decay in Sub-Saharan Africa. It begins by highlighting the extent of grain losses, pointing out that they equal 20 per cent of all grain harvested, would have been worth about US$4 billion a year and could have fed at least 48 million people. The video then presents a variety of practices and technologies that can reduce losses including drying cribs, sack storage, metallic silos, grain cocoons and electric hammer mills, and identifies conditions for their successful application. It emphasises the role of government in providing infrastructure and good policy.