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 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