Improving Poor Farmers Livelihoods through Post Harvest Technology (under GMS Cooperation)

Completed
Crop Production Sector Icon Postharvest Management Sector Icon Market and Trade Sector Icon
Regional
January 10, 2005
December 31, 2008
USD 750,000

Project Information

The overall objectives of the proposed initiative were to address food security issues and to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers through capacity building in rice post harvest technology.

The immediate objectives were to:

  • Reduce post harvest losses due to spoilage, wastage, and quality deterioration, and extend the length of period that farmers may store rice through extension of training and knowledge of effective and pesticide-free storage techniques;
  • Strengthen rice milling technology to reduce loss during milling and increase quality of milled rice;
  • Increase farmers' financial return on rice through better understanding of the rice market; and
  • Establish a network of post harvest practitioners that will continue to build post harvest information and technology, share market intelligence, and deliver information to poor farmers.

Project Locations

Cambodia, Vietnam

Project Sectors

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