Rodent management for post-harvest loss reduction in Bangladesh
Duration: October 2014 – October 2017. This project has been finalized.
Aim: To develop and improve strategies for prevention of post-harvest losses by rodents from farm to fork, with special attention to women and involvement of private sector partners to ensure sustainable practices are created. Generate information in terms of ecology of rodents and reliable calculations of post-harvest losses, possible interventions and new information on sociological aspects of rodent control.
Objective: To reduce spoilt food and environmental damage and improve food security in an extreme poor region.
Method: Obtain reliable data on rodent presence & monitoring of post-harvest losses in traditional farming systems. Improve effectiveness of countermeasures against rodents. Increase public knowledge about the impact of rodents. Put the project’s results into practice by directly involving a local SME.
Dutch policy goals: Increase sustainable food production; and Improved access to nutrition.