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The incidence of post-harvest problems among small farmers surveyed in three regions of the Limpopo province

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dc.date.accessioned 2004-05-10 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T11:08:26Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T11:08:26Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7907
dc.description.abstract High yielding varieties and new production technology have vastly increased the world's agricultural production and provided rural incomes and affordable food for large parts of the population. While production research has received considerable attention, until recently, post harvest activities have not received much attention. Post harvest research has significant contribution towards the alleviation of poverty , food insecurity and the sustainable use of resources. The objective of the paper is to assess the post-harvest constraints affecting main staple grain crops in three regions of the Limpopo Province. Some of the most common post harvest constraints revealed by the study are, weevils, rodents and transport for produce from the field to home chemical, biological and indigenous control measures are used by the smallholder farmers to alleviate some of the post-harvest constraints. The results of the study seem to indicate that more research work should be done especially on the use of indigenous knowledge towards the alleviation of post-harvest constraints. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject LIMPOPO PROVINCE en
dc.subject FARMERS en
dc.subject POST-HARVESTING en
dc.title The incidence of post-harvest problems among small farmers surveyed in three regions of the Limpopo province en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version N en
dc.Volume 42 (2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Integrated Rural and Regional Development en
dc.SourceTitle Algernon en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2727 en
dc.PageNumber 163-180 en
dc.outputnumber 1213 en
dc.bibliographictitle Randela, R. (2003) The incidence of post-harvest problems among small farmers surveyed in three regions of the Limpopo province. <i>Algernon</i>. 42 (2):163-180. en
dc.publicationyear 2003 en
dc.contributor.author1 Randela, R. en


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