Course Overview

Understand the importance of storage to avoid food losses.


Participants can learn these outcomes after completing this module:

  • Food losses throughout the value chain
  • Ideal moisture content and temperature of grains for storage
  • Measuring the grain quality and proper silo cleaning
  • How to avoid food losses due to respiration, insects, germination and discolouration
  • Advantages of silo storage to bag storage and protection against fire and dust explosion (ATEX)
  • Silo monitoring of temperature and moisture to avoid respiration, infestation, discolouration, and fungal mould.
  • Importance of grain chilling
  • Comparison of the time requirement of cooling vs. aeration 

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