Nigerian sorghum farmers devise coping strategies for post-harvest losses
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Nigeria, May 5 -- Sorghum, a principal source of energy, protein, vitamins and minerals in Nigeria, rarely gets the desired attention from the government, leading many farmers to devise their coping strategies to mitigate post-harvest losses.
This crop which grows tall like corn in the tropics is used for a lot more than just meal for humans. It serves as feed also for livestock and can be processed as ethanol.
Post-harvest losses, which comes in the form of degradation in the quality and quantity of the crop, has become a big problem for sorghum farmers for several years. With the lack of investment in this area of agriculture, the farmers are left to their own devices.
Atrogor Ijeh, the founder of Latent Farms in Cross River State, e...
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