G1 Storing the harvest

Food Security
  • How many of the crops which you produce with so much hard work are lost to pests and diseases, either in the field or during storage? 

  • What are the particular problems you face in storing food safely? 

Discussion 

  • One third of all grains (this word includes cereals, beans and oil seeds) are lost because of poor storage and pest damage, both in the field and in storage. Does this surprise you? 
  • Discuss how present methods of storing grain and other foods may be unsatisfactory. 
  • How do new crop varieties compare with traditional varieties both in their resistance to pests and diseases, and in their storage quality?