SHELTERS CONSTRUCTION FOR PROPER HARVEST HANDLING TO TURN AROUND PRODUCTIVITY
During the season 2019/2020A, in the most schemes managed by HoReCo, Maize are cultivated. HoReCo agronomists with local farmers of maize started proper handling. Farmers say that they used to sell their maize at low cost because of the previous improper harvest handling.
Over the course of the last two years, farmers have embraced proper handling of their maize and grains after harvesting by making use of drying shelters.
The campaign was initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture, which has trained over 150,000 farmers’ cooperative leaders on how to prevent molding and aflatoxin, and thus has been implemented by HoReCo through mobilization in their respective schemes.
When it rains, the drops fall down the husks and the corn inside remains untouched by water and this can prevent molding and aflatoxin for over a month of both rain and sunshine.
Today,The drying shelters are situated in farmlands for those who cannot construct temporary ones at their homes and all farmers dry their produce using handling shelters which improved their maize quality and attracted premium buyers.