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Smallholder grain storage in Kenya

Donald L. Pfost

Smallholder grain storage in Kenya

problems and proposed solutions

by Donald L. Pfost

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Published by The Institute in Manhattan, Kan .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya.,
  • Kenya
    • Subjects:
    • Grain trade -- Kenya.,
    • Grain -- Storage -- Kenya.,
    • Farms, Small -- Kenya.,
    • Grain -- Losses -- Kenya.,
    • Grain -- Kenya -- Marketing.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementprepared by Donald L. Pfost, Dale G. Anderson ; prepared for Agency for International Development, United States Department of State at the Food and Grain Institute, Kansas State University.
      SeriesGrain storage, processing, and marketing ;, rept. no. 72 (Feb. 1978), Grain storage, processing, and marketing ;, rept. no. 72.
      ContributionsAnderson, Dale G., United States. Agency for International Development., Kansas State University. Food and Feed Grain Institute.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9047.K42 P45 1978
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 55 p. :
      Number of Pages55
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3144931M
      LC Control Number82622641

        The World Bank’s data shows that 34 percent of Uganda’s land is usable for farming whereas only 10 percent of Kenya’s land is healthy enough to produce crops. The Uganda-Kenya grain partnership will help bridge the gap between Kenya’s demand for grain and Uganda’s supply. 3. Smallholder farmers become the focus. For smallholder farmers with limited production capacity, finding enough feed in the winter months to order to dig or build storage pits and to compress the green mass, putting it beyond the reach of smallholder farmers. Grain Cobs Leaf Stem Cob sheets .

      Smallholder farmers often face challenges in managing soil fertility due to limited inputs and high spatial variability on their farms. While improved knowledge of soil constraints could help them manage limited resources more effectively, formal soil analyses are typically out of reach due to high costs of testing and transport associated with regional analytical laboratories.   Typical of maize smallholder farmers in Western Kenya, 85% of the farmers were women. There was no significant linkage between gender and yield. FIGURE 2. Maize yield () in the long rainy-season (first season) and in the short rainy season (second season) for Foxy T14 plots relative to maize yield in the corresponding farmer-practice plots.

      Researchers worked with existing savings clubs in Kenya to study the effect of two interventions on savings: the provision of communal crop storage devices and the provision of savings accounts earmarked for farm purchases. Researchers find that the products were popular: about 56% of farmers took up the products. Respondents in the maize storage intervention were 23 percentage points more. Purdue University, with Bell Industries. Partnership period: September – September Country: Kenya. ACHIEVEMENTS: Local distributor Bell Industries sold more than million Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS) bags to more than , smallholder farmers in Kenya, including more than million bags after the end of the program partnership in September


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Smallholder grain storage in Kenya by Donald L. Pfost Download PDF EPUB FB2

The use and profitability of hermetic technologies for grain storage among smallholder farmers in eastern Kenya Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Stored Products Research May Smallholder Grain Storage in Sub-Saharan Africa.

ostharvest grain loss significantly constrains household food security across sub-Saharan Africa, and hermetic technologies offer small-scale farming families effective, cost-efficient, insecticide-free methods for on-farm storage.

There are a range of suitable technologies capable of abating losses, but evidence suggests that for various reasons, low. Tanager and AgResults help Kenyan entrepreneurs and farmers store pesticide-free grain.

In partnership with Tanager, AgResults helped farmers in Kenya adopt new technologies to improve grain storage while empowering Kenyan entrepreneurship. In the pilot examined by this report, companies in Kenya were challenged to create innovative grain storage devices to reduce smallholder post-harvest crop losses and increase the amount of clean, pesticide-free grain.

In Kenya, grain storage at the household level is a basic necessity for ensuring food security. Farmers use different grain storage methods ranging from traditional granaries to insecticides.

Many of these storage methods have limitations including cost, use, effectiveness, scalability, and by: 1. Upon acceptance the small holder farmers delivers the agreed crops, quality is confirmed, and the farmer gets paid through the Chombo app. The Chombo agent stores purchased grain in ZeroFly hermetic storage solution.

The storage solution is traceable so the Chombo agent always knows from which smallholder farmer which product was purchased. The book surveys various techniques and practical engineering options for the study, design, construction, safety, operation and maintenance of grain handling and storage facilities.

An extensive bibliography. Costs vary, but in Kenya, a silo capable of holding tons of grain (the most popular size) costs US$ While the silos will last for over 10 years, making them much cheaper in the long run than conventional storage technologies, the initial outlay is prohibitive for many farmers unless they can obtain affordable credit.

6 Storage preferences and capabilities, by gender and geographic area (N = ) 24 12 Factors affecting the producer’s choice of maize grain buyer (multinomial logit regression) 44 Taking the case of smallholder maize producers in Kenya, this study uses extensive primary data col.

A new silo suitable for use by smallholder farmers in Africa has been launched in Nairobi, Kenya Farmers in sub-Saharan countries will be able to benefit from the new silo launched by Kepler Weber.

(Image source: ). But smallholder farmers in Eastern Kenya and other parts of the country have found a way to combat the pest: metal storage silos that help protect grain from both insects and fungal infections.

Grain storage loss is a major contributor to post-harvest losses and is one of the main causes of food insecurity for smallholder farmers in developing countries. Thus, the objective of this review is to assess the conventional and emerging grain storage practices for smallholder farmers in developing countries and highlight their most promising features and drawbacks.

grain and seed deterioration in storage, a description of the main storage pests in southern Africa, and some good practices to reduce the impact of storage pests that follow the principles of integrated pest management (IPM), as well as some examples of traditional and modern storage methods and facilities.

Although smallholder Dairy farmers make up to 80% of total dairy producers and produce 56% of total milk in Kenya, they are constrained by low quantity and quality of feeds, lack of reliable. Improved storage devices to reduce post-harvest losses exist, but are not readily being used by smallholder producers.

Market Solution The four-year Pilot sought to promote high-impact agricultural innovations in grain storage that promoted Kenyan food security and provided income benefits for smallholder farmers. 1 The Comparative Effects of Hermetic and Traditional Storage Devices on Grain: Key Findings from AflaSTOP’s “Off-Farm”, Controlled Tests in Eastern Kenya.

AflaSTOP, It’s effective: hermetic storage arrests aflatoxin growth. It’s attractive: hermetic storage prevents infestation and moisture loss, reducing post-harvest loss.

Smallholder agriculture continues to play a key role in African agriculture. This paper investigates trends, challenges and opportunities of this sub-sector in East Africa through case studies of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. In these agriculture-based economies, smallholder farming accounts for Missing: grain storage.

Smallholder Agriculture Market Support (SAMS) December WFP works with the government of SAMS initiative promotes hermetic grain storage technologies paired with trainings. In MayWFP Malawi developed a partnership with GrainPro (Kenya) to pilot utilization of Super Grain ags.

3, Super Grain ags were procured and WFP works. Improved grain legumes for smallholder maize-based systems in Western Kenya By Paul L. Woomer, Bonface Omondi, Celister Kaleha, Moses Chamwada Western Kenya is dominated by small-scale, maize-based farming systems that are undergoing diversification toward market-oriented agriculture as households raise their expected living standards.

Traditional storage practices in Africa countries cannot guarantee protection against major storage pests of staple food crops like maize (FAO, ; Gitonga et al., ).

The lack of suitable storage structures for grain storage and absence of storage management technologies often force. His book follows the story of a year in the life of four smallholder farmers in western Kenya. For these farmers, one of their major challenges following the harvest is proper storage facilities.

Thurow describes how maize, the region’s main staple food crop, can be spoiled by mold, fungus, aflatoxins, weevils and grain borers. Pest-Proof Storage. To introduce affordable and effective crop storage solutions for smallholder farmers, CIMMYT launched the Effective Grain Storage Project (EGSP) with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Led by Tadele Tefera, and working with local partners, the EGSP project is developing hermetic (airtight) technologies such as metal silos and .Grain storage facilities But the bumper maize harvest has exposed what could be the weakest point in ensuring food security in Uganda; the lack of proper post-harvest storage facilities.Summary.

The AgResults Kenya On-Farm Storage Challenge Project was a four-year, US$12 million program that used a Pay-for-Results prize competition to motivate private sector competitors to develop, market, and sell on-farm storage (OFS) devices to smallholder farmers in the country’s Rift Valley and Eastern Regions.