The hidden price of post-harvest losses
Post-harvest losses cost Filipino farmers billions of pesos every year. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says that up to 50% of the loss of root crops and grains is due to bad management after harvest.
This issue is especially serious in a nation where agriculture is one of the primary means of subsistence for many families. Inadequate post-harvest management results in a significant decrease in the quality and quantity of produce, which has a negative impact on the income of farmers and their families.