Exploring How Mozambican Farmers Reinvent Crop-storage Practices – Dr Julia Bello-Bravo
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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Identifying and evaluating farmer deviations from steps recommended for hermetic postharvest storage of beans in northern Mozambique’, from the Journal of Stored Products Research. doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2020.101628
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International organisations have recently been trying to educate farmers in developing nations about optimal practices for growing and storing crops. While many farmers stick to these newly acquired practices, others eventually adapt them or slightly deviate from them. Researchers at Purdue University, Michigan State University, Iowa State University, and the Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique recently carried out a study exploring how farmers have adapted an effective crop-storage practice in northern Mozambique.
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