Package 66

# 66: From Harvest to Market

Better post-harvest methods – proper storage, food processing – can benefit farmers in many ways. With adequate storage, a farmer can decide when to sell the crops intended for market – sometimes waiting until the prices are higher, rather than selling immediately after harvest. Or, if the harvest is meant to feed the family, good storage and processing methods can ensure increased food supplies and better nutrition. In the following programs, we also discuss why prices change; how to interpret prices; how to calculate marketing costs. With the right information, farmers can plan their production to meet market demand, schedule their harvests at the most profitable times, decide where to sell their produce, and negotiate better deals with traders.

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