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Unformatted text preview: April 2011 This publication was produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development/East Africa Regional Office. It was prepared by CARANA Corporation in association with ACDI/VOCA. CROP CONDITIONING HANDBOOK MAIZE RICE GROUNDNUTS BEANS Crop Conditioning Handbook | i ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The team from Market Linkages Initiative would like to thank the following organizations for their invaluable technical and pictorial contributions to this handbook. Without their partnerships and collaboration contributions, the production of this handbook would not have been possible. ACDI/VOCA with Farm Input Promotions Africa Ltd and Kenya Maize Development Program (KMDP). The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) National Smallholder Association of Malawi (NASFAM). Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) TechnoServe Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) USAID Agricultural Productivity Enhancement Program (APEP) and Africa, 2000 Network-Uganda, 2008 The World Food Programme (WFP) World Vision ii | Crop Conditioning Handbook CONTENTS Introduction iii MAIZE CONDITIONING 1 Harvesting 1 Shelling 2 Drying 2 Grading 5 Pest and Disease Control 7 Bagging and Packaging 8 Mold and Aflatoxin Control 9 UPLAND RICE 11 CONDITIONING Harvesting 11 Threshing and Winnowing 11 Drying 12 Bagging and Packaging 14 Pest and Disease Control 15 Shelling and Husking 15 Cleaning and Sorting/Grading 15 GROUNDNUT 17 CONDITIONING Harvesting 17 Drying 17 Shelling 18 Grading 19 Pest and Disease Control 19 Bagging and Packaging 19 Aflatoxin Control 21 EDIBLE DRY BEAN 23 CROP CONDITIONING Harvesting 23 Drying In Pods 24 Threshing 24 Drying Threshed Beans 25 Grading 25 Packaging and Bagging 26 Treatment and Storage 27 Pest Control 27 Endnotes 28 Bibliography 29 Crop Conditioning Handbook | iii INTRODUCTION The Market Linkages Initiative (MLI) is funded by the USAIDs Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative to promote growth in food staples and food security by integrating smallholder staple food producers into national and regional markets. MLI seeks to identify and overcome key bottlenecks limiting market link- ages between smallholder producers (vulnerable but viable farmers) and increase commercial integration of smallholder staple commodities into national and regional markets. MLI works in East Africa to collect and share lessons and best practices from all market linkage endeavors for replication throughout the region. While the true extent of post-har- vest losses is still not clear in Eastern Africa, they are a well-known chal- lenge to food security and income growth, both through physical losses and through diminished quality of the commodity over time in transit and storage....
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