Postâ€’harvest losses of maize are almost half of the produced grains in Subâ€’Saharan Africa. Efforts to reverse this trend are recommended. Thus, there is a prerequisite to create a postâ€’harvest loss resilient strategy to guide small scale maize growing farmers in Africa. In this review, critical elements underlying postâ€’harvest losses in Africa such as infestation by insectâ€’pests, microbes, rodents, poor transportation infrastructure, poor storage facilities, injudicious storeâ€’time and unjustified marketing models have been discussed. Furthermore, we have proposed options for mitigating the postâ€’harvest damage by highlighting possible pathways for farmers’ friendly resilient strategies and areas needing research to eventually minimize postâ€’harvest losses of maize in Sub Saharan Africa
Key words: Storage techniques, marketing prices, trade ban, spatial market, food security.
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