The Role of the Ministry of Agriculture. To ensure that food security in the country is attained through increased production and productivity. This has necessitated the establishment of the National Food Security Department in year 2000. National Food Security Department.
Ensure the crop has reached the required maturity
Remove the cobs and separate the seeds
Ensure the crop is free from dust and other dirty
Dry the crop to the required moisture content, e.g for maize is 13% and ground nuts 16%
Preparation and dissemination of various guidelines on postharvest management which include;
Thank you for listening development of the post-harvest improvement strategies and dissemination of the technologies.