The impacts of postharvest storage innovations on food security and welfare in Ethiopia
This paper in the Food Policy journal analyzes the impact of improved storage technologies on food and nutrition security and welfare using nationally representative data from Ethiopia. Postharvest loss exacerbates the food insecurity and welfare loss of farming households in developing countries. The study finds that the use of improved food storage technologies increases household dietary diversity. Moreover, it reduces child malnutrition and helps users cope with the risk of food insecurity. Furthermore, non-user households would have experienced these benefits had they used improved storage technologies. Overall, the study suggests that improved storage technologies can enhance food and nutrition security, and could play a key role in alleviating the challenges of feeding a growing population.