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Title: APHLIS – Postharvest cereal losses in Sub-Saharan Africa, their estimation, assessment and reduction

Date Published: 2014
Author/s: Rick Hodges, Marc Bernard and Felix Rembold
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Affiliation: European Commission
Joint Research Centre
Institute for Environment and Sustainability


APHLIS is a new and dynamic contributor to agricultural development, an area that has received an upsurge of interest following the food crisis of 2006/08. This chapter places APHLIS in the current context of agricultural development, mentions some important considerations in loss estimation, gives details of factors responsible for cereal losses, and compares losses of quantity (weight) and quality.