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Improving agriculture: reducing losses after harvest – Good practice guide

Considerations for reducing losses in harvested crops, particularly grains

2016 Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

Two women in northeast Brazil hold up buckets of fresh fruit

From: Reveal toolkit: Food and livelihoods

Tools for food security, agriculture and community development 

Between 30 and 50 per cent of all food is lost or wasted after harvesting. Reducing these post-harvest losses can be an important way for households to increase the amount of food available to eat and sell. This means better nutrition and more income.

This tool suggests what to consider when trying to reduce crop losses, particularly grains, after they have been harvested.

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