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Storage

ISBN: 9781853393099
This book focuses on the storage of staple commodities such as grains and root crops, it also covers other major food groups such as oils, fish, fruit and vegetables. Useful reading for volunteers training for food processing projects, trainers, and non-specialists already involved in projects and seeking specific information on technology choice.

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  • Synopsis
    This book focuses on the storage of the staple commodities such as grains and root crops, but it also covers other major food groups such as oils, fish, fruit and vegetables. Useful reading for volunteers training for food processing projects, their trainers, and non-specialists already involved in projects and seeking specific information on technology choice.
  • Table of Contents
    INTRODUCTION ix
    1 The importance of storage 1
    2 Principles of storage 2
    Temperature 2
    Moisture 3
    Keeping pests out of the store 3
    Control of pests in stores 5
    Storage characteristics of selected food commodities 6
    3 Traditional storage methods 9
    Earthenware pots and gourds 9
    Leaves 10
    Bark 10
    Baskets 11
    Sacks 12
    Basket silos 13
    Roof storage 14
    Maize cribs 15
    Underground pits 16
    Clamp storage 16
    Small storehouses 17
    Earth silos 18
    4 Improved storage techniques 19
    Plastic bags 19
    45-gallon metal drums 20
    The Pusa bin 20
    Metal silos 21
    Brick and ferro-cement silos 22
    Storage in ventilated huts 23
    Improved pit storage 24
    5 Socio-economic context 25
    Appraisal 25
    Technology choice 26
    Economic considerations 27
    Social and cultural considerations 28
    Monitoring and evaluation 29
    viii STORAGE
    6 Case studies 30
    Improvements to traditional grain stores in Zambia 30
    Flexible solar heat disinfestation devices for domestic and rural storage
    of cereals in the tropics 31
    REFERENCES 32
    CONTACTS 34
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    Number of Pages 48
    Format Paperback / softback
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