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Experts to seek remedies for post-harvest losses at continental forum in Nairobi

Published on June 13, 2016

There is an urgent need to improve large-scale grain and produce storage in Africa to reduce food losses to protect consumers from the serious health consequences of high aflatoxin levels, experts have said.

Philippe Villers, the president of GrainPro, a US-based green “not-only-for-profit” company, said proper drying of grains and seeds, as well as safe storage, handling and distribution of food commodities, without using chemicals or pesticides is the future in grain production and marketing.

He was speaking ahead of the first Africa Strategic Grain Reserve conference to be held in Nairobi from June 14-15. Read more. Source | New Times