Th3_The state of rice postharvest handling and processing technologies in Uganda

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3rd Africa Rice Congress
Theme 3: Rice processing and marketing
Mini symposium: constraints to and opportunities for rice processing and marketing
Author: Okurut

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  • Exposed belts potential cause to accidentsOperator working without safety gearPoor electric wiring exposing operators and customers to deadly electric shocks and the whole plant to fire risks
  • Th3_The state of rice postharvest handling and processing technologies in Uganda

    1. 1. The state of rice postharvest handling and processing technologies in Uganda S. Okurut, A. Candia, M. Masette, T.E. Oker, A. Komakech and J. Mudusu
    2. 2. Why the study • PHH methods • PHP machinery • knowledge and skills in PHHP • Low quality • Markets
    3. 3. Purpose of the study Identify and assess condition of rice Post Harvest Handling and Processing (PHHP) methods and technologies commonly used by farmers and millers
    4. 4. Identification and Assessment Farmers - 408 Rice Millers - 297 Key Informants-161 Whole Sellers- 3 Face-to-face FGDs Observations: Rice farms Rice mills
    5. 5. Harvesting 99.8% Sickles/knives 0.2% Combines 87.6% cut at base 11.6% cut head 0.8% strip
    6. 6. Threshing • 98.9% beating sticks • 0.9% portable threshers • 0.2% combine harvesters
    7. 7. Drying • 100% open sun • 93.9% tarpaulin • 2.5% concrete floor • 4% hard soil Problem: Thin layer drying
    8. 8. Cleaning 100% traditional winnower in air current
    9. 9. Small Rice Mills • Englebergs – 580 • Eastern • Mill tops – 156 • North, West and Central
    10. 10. Medium and Large Rice Mills Medium Mill • 13 • Not Computerized Large Mill • 1 only • Computerized
    11. 11. Safety and Hygiene at small mills
    12. 12. Conclusion • Improve and promote appropriate PHP machinery • Enhance technical skills of stakeholders

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