If there is one thing farmers in Africa can take full advantage of is the abundance of sunlight! Start using this free god given resource to reduce post harvest waste. If you are a maize farmer which many Kenyans are, you can start to reduce post harvest waste by as much 20 percent or more if you DRY your grains (and cereals) well. Farmers also need to be informed on better and more efficient ways to deal with rodents, mold, weevils and other grain borers in their storage facilities.
According to the Kenya National Bureau of statistics Economic survey of 2018, farmers have lost KES 26.9bn due to post harvest losses.
So this harvest, we invite you do take the time to clean out your storage facilities, de-clutter, secure them well and DRY your grains thoroughly.
We wish you all a great harvest!!