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Michigan State University (1993)

Economic assessment of cowpea grain storage technologies : a case study of North Cameroon

Schulz, Mary A.

Titre : Economic assessment of cowpea grain storage technologies : a case study of North Cameroon

Auteur : Schulz, Mary A.

Etablissement de soutenance : Michigan State University

Grade : Master in Agricultural Economics 1993

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Scientists and policy makers have focused a great deal of attention on reducing post-harvest food loses as part of the overall strategy for coping with possible future food shortages in the developing world. Out of this concern several international and national research institutions have conducted research to quantify the level and causes of on-farm food grain storage losses. Inadequate storage facilities have been blamed for some of the grain losses. To address this issue, data were collected in northern Cameroon by a Bean/COWpea CRSP research team. In addition, samples of stored COWpeaS were collected from all interviewed households and assessed for storage damage. Scientists at Purdue University and IRA (under the auspices of the Bean/Cowpea CRSP) developed improved on-farm grain storage technology. The profitability of these technologies was evaluated using benefit-cost analysis to assess their potential attractiveness to different types of farmersn’traditional" and ”advanced”.

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