SI 6. Integrated post-harvest management
This initiative improves the food security and safety, health, and marketing options of some 6 million smallholders in 15 countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America by reducing post-harvest losses and mycotoxin contamination in maize-derived foods.
|Potential food security impact||Approx. 180 million poor people, in countries where maize contributes on average 30% of total calories and protein.|
|Smallholder families potentially gaining from this initiative||2 million||6 million|
|Other benefits||Reduced losses in storage, increased income generation, and reduced health risks/burden through foods free of mycotoxins and insect pest wastes.|
|Reduction of post-harvest losses (%)||20||25|
|Benefit to the environment||Increased land and water use efficiency; increased deployment of maize genetic diversity|
|Value of saved grain||USD 200 million||USD 650 million|