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Optimizing postharvest management through data collection

Creating an effective post-harvest management system can be challenging. Farmers, handlers, and traders need to secure their commodities to ensure quality preservation and to decrease food losses.

Issues such as insect and vermin infestation, mold growth, and spoilage can be avoided by carefully managing crops during the post-harvest period. It is not enough to simply store commodities, one must find ways to secure them throughout that period as well.

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5 Post-harvest Challenges of Specialty Coffee Roasters

The coffee business faces certain challenges requiring a technology-driven approach to solve them. While the industry is still dominated by age-old practices of smallholder farmers in remote parts of the world, new solutions are now being integrated through the efforts of progressively minded traders and roasters, who will do anything to sustainably and efficiently satisfy the demands of their customers.

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Controlling Aflatoxins through Improved Post-harvest Practices

High aflatoxin levels depress the immune system of the human body, thereby contributing to many health problems ranging from cancer and susceptibility to HIV, to stunted growth among children. This led governments in Africa to band together to stop the spread of Aflatoxins in the continent. At an October 2016 meeting with the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), Ugandan President, H.E. Yoweri Museveni called for a collective effort among African countries to address aflatoxin challenges.

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