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The state of rice
postharvest handling and
processing technologies
in Uganda
S. Okurut, A. Candia, M.
Masette, T.E. Oker, ...
Why the study
• PHH methods

• PHP machinery
• knowledge and skills in PHHP

• Low quality
• Markets
Purpose of the study
Identify and assess condition of rice
Post Harvest Handling and

Processing (PHHP) methods and
techno...
Identification and Assessment
Farmers
- 408
Rice Millers
- 297
Key
Informants-161
Whole
Sellers- 3

Face-to-face
FGDs
Obse...
Harvesting
99.8%
Sickles/knives
0.2% Combines

87.6% cut at
base
11.6% cut head
0.8% strip
Threshing
• 98.9% beating sticks

• 0.9%

portable

threshers

• 0.2%

combine

harvesters
Drying
• 100% open sun

• 93.9%
tarpaulin
• 2.5% concrete
floor

• 4% hard soil

Problem: Thin
layer drying
Cleaning
100% traditional winnower
in air current
Small Rice Mills

• Englebergs –
580
• Eastern

• Mill tops – 156
• North, West and
Central
Medium and Large Rice Mills
Medium Mill
• 13
• Not
Computerized

Large Mill
• 1 only
• Computerized
Safety and Hygiene at small mills
Conclusion
• Improve and promote appropriate
PHP machinery

• Enhance technical skills of
stakeholders
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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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    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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