Post-harvest food losses in a maize-based farming system of semi-arid savannah area of Tanzania

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Created Friday 6th of March, 2015
Last updated Friday 6th of July, 2018
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract Survey of post-harvest handling of maize, storage practices and food losses
Principal investigator Adebayo Abass
Partners SUA, IITA
Other researchers involved Abass, A.B., Ndunguru, G., Mamiro, P., Alenkhe, B., Mlingi, N., Bekunda, M.
Contact person Adebayo Abass
Contact email
Custodian Adebayo Abass
Custodian email,
Sub-National Level
Data collected from 2014-07-04
Availability date 2013-07-01
License Creative Commons Attribution
Release of confidential data? Yes
Consent obtained? No
Citation IITA Postharvest survey, Tanzania, 2013

Project metadata

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Project title AfricaRISING - Sustainable intensification of maize-legume-livestock integrated farming systems in East and Southern Africa
Project abstract Sustainable intensification of mixed crop livestock systems is a key pathway towards better food security, improved livelihoods and a healthy environment. As part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address hunger and food security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting three multi-stakeholder agricultural research projects to sustainably intensify key African farming systems. In East and Southern Africa the project is being implemented in Tanzania and Malawi, and Zambia. - In Tanzania the project is being implemented in Babati and Kongwadistricts in Manyara region of northern Tanzania and Kiteto district in Dodoma region, central Tanzania. The action sites were selected to acknowledge agroecological differences, allow appropriate targeting of technologies and strategies, and complement the development efforts of another USAID-supported program, the Tanzania Staples Value Chain (NAFAKA) project. - In Malawi, the project is being implemented in Ntechu and Dedza districts in central Malawi where maize-based productions systems are dominant. Agroecological considerations guided the identification of research action sites. - The pilot site for the study will be Eastern and Lusaka Provinces in Zambia.
Project website
Grant code AfricaRISING Policy
Partners IITA, AVRDC, CIAT, CIMMYT, World Agroforestry Center, IFPRI, ICRISAT, ILRI
Start date 2012-09-01
End date 2016-08-31
Principal investigator Adebayo Abass
Other staff involved Gabriel Ndunguru, Grace Michael, Daniel Madulu, Audifas Gasper