Rice production and post-harvest activities

| March 19, 2023

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One of this edition’s stories from Mali shows how one way to reduce post-harvest losses of rice is to process the crop into various products. Our Script of the week provides information about how careful application of recommended post-harvest practices can help farmers keep their grain safe from losses and enjoy the full benefits of their labour. 

The backgrounder covers recommended both production and post-harvest practices. In the latter category, it includes the following sections: 

  • Harvesting
  • Threshing
  • Winnowing
  • Drying
  • Milling and storage

The backgrounder is based on the situation in Mali, but with very minor changes, is applicable throughout Africa, especially West Africa.