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Accra 10-12, April,2012

Accra 10-12, April,2012

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  1. Insect Problems of Stored Agricultural and Food Products in Niger: Possible New Uses for PICS bags • I.B. Baoua, L. Amadou, L.L. Murdock Accra 10-12, April,2012

  2. Whatshouldbedone to saveothersproducts and the health of consumers? Targets: • Producers • Traders • Processors • Consumers

  3. Methodology • Four(4) régions wereconcerned (8 local governments and 21 villages) • 150 questionnersfromeachregion • Samples of all agricultural and processedproductswerecollected • Samplesanalysis • Insects are beingidentified

  4. Key questions asked • Types of storedproducts? • The quantities of storedproducts? • The insectsdestroying the products? • The level of damage? • The methods of storage?

  5. Survey and samples collection in December 2011

  6. Survey and samples collection

  7. Samplesanalysisatlaboratory

  8. Rate of damaged grains in collectedsamples

  9. Storage methodsused by the target

  10. Insectsfound in the samples • Maize: • Triboliumspp • Sitophilusspp

  11. Voandzou • (Vignasubterranea) • Triboliumspp • Bruchid

  12. Sorghum: • Triboliumspp; • Sitophilusspp • Oryzaephilussurinamensis, • Cryptolestesspp, • Sitotrogacerealella Oliver • others non identified

  13. Paddy rice: • Triboliumspp • others

  14. Hibiscus grains: (Hibiscus sabdariffa) • Acanthoscelidae

  15. Groundnut: • Triboliumspp • Corcyracephalonica

  16. With each new crop or product: • Does PICS bagging stop the insect problem? • 2. Is grain moisture and molds a problem? • 3. Will PICS stored seeds germinate ? • 4. Are processing, cooking time, etc. affected? • 5. Would PICS intervention be economical?

  17. THANK YOU