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Research and development issues in grain postharvest problems in Asia


GASGA
GROUP FOR ASSISTANCE ON SYSTEMS
RELATING TO GRAIN AFTER HARVEST

GASGA Executive Seminar Series No. 2.

Printed by:
Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Technische
Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH
Eschborn, Federal Republic of Germany


Contents


Preface

Overview of grain drying and storage problems in India

Introduction
Commercial use of dryers
Use of dryers at farmer level or in community drying systems
Grain dryers suitable for rural level use
Dryers for cottage-level industries
A new approach to developing a dryer for cottage level food industry
Storage of food grains
On-farm food grain storage
Bulk storage of food grains in India
Conclusions

Overview of grain drying in China

The geographic distribution of wet grain in China
Methods of grain drying

Some imperatives in crop drying research

Introduction
What is the need for crop dryers in the Southeast Asian region?
What are the purported advantages of system dryers?
Who are the potential users of system grain dryers?
What has not been done that needs to be done

Commercial utilisation of research results

Introduction
Experiences in research result utilisation
Research result evaluation
Problems in commercialisation
Proposed plan of action