Groundnuts post harvest, handling & storage Tips

Groundnuts are semi-perishable and are subject to quality losses during post harvesting, handling and storage, here are some TIPS from LFSP on groundnut post harvest management Groundnut physiological maturity Uproot one plant and closely observe: Yellowing and shedding of leaves Inside of the pods are brownish when opened Seed coat is thin with papery texture … Continue reading Groundnuts post harvest, handling & storage Tips

Shona post harvest guide

Post-harvest losses usually occur after harvesting. It usually starts first from the field after harvest, in the harvesting process, in storage, during transportation and in the markets. Several losses are known to occur because of poor facilities, lack of know-how, poor management, market dysfunction or simply the carelessness of farmers. The LFSP is supporting several … Continue reading Shona post harvest guide

Sorghum production guide

Sorghum is a traditionally important crop in Zimbabwe that can be grown in marginal areas where maize my not thrive. Sorghum is more nutritious than maize and is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. It contains dietary fibre and has higher protein, calcium and iron content. In Zimbabwe sorghum is an important cereal crop ranked … Continue reading Sorghum production guide

Shona guide on how to avoid Aflatoxin

Aflatoxin is a type of mold that is considered a human carcinogen. It’s found in certain commonly eaten foods including groundnuts and maize, and is most harmful to these foods in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe many farming communities pile the remains of harvested grain plants to decompose in areas with high moisture and high temperatures. This promotes … Continue reading Shona guide on how to avoid Aflatoxin