Photo report on small-scale maize shelling machines in northern Ghana
Ghana / IITA / Intensification / Maize / MAIZECRP / Postharvest / West Africa

Photo report on small-scale maize shelling machines in northern Ghana

The Africa RISING West Africa Project is currently implementing research in development (R-in-D) activities with farmers in northern Ghana to rein in the problem of post-harvest food losses. From 11–18 December 2018, the project team organized a series of farmer field days in 3 the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions to demonstrate the efficacy and capacity of maize shelling machines. Continue reading

Improved technologies for mitigating post-harvest food loss
East Africa / IITA / Intensification / Maize / MAIZECRP / poster / Postharvest / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Improved technologies for mitigating post-harvest food loss

This poster outlines some post-harvest loss reduction technologies validated within the Africa RISING program namely; improved grain drying, threshing, and storage as a package, and gives evidence of the potential impact if the technologies are applied at scale. Continue reading

Aflatoxins / Crops / East Africa / Food safety / Gender / HUMIDTROPICS / IITA / Intensification / Interview / Nutrition / Postharvest / Research / Tanzania / Value Chains

Securing the Future: The Story of Chacha Nyangi and how Africa RISING is mentoring the next generation of scientists

Growing up in the remote village of Itiryo near the Kenya-Tanzania border, Chacha Nyangi could not have imagined his present life as a young Tanzanian scientist who is confronting the challenges facing smallholder farmers in the country and beyond. Continue reading