This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R5104: Investigations on stackburn in
Improved techniques for long-term storage are opening up new
opportunities in developing countries. Large-scale storage is essential
for grain marketing chains and food security systems, yet over time,
quality deterioration often leads to nutritional and financial losses.
Now maize stackburn, resulting from the build-up of heat in the interior
of bag stacks, can be avoided by using passive ventilation. For milled
rice in hot humid climates, quality is ensured over several years by
sealing bag stacks into plastic envelopes flushed with phosphine or
carbon dioxide. This long-term rice storage technique is used in
Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, to safeguard these nations'
emergency rice reserves.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (7
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH24, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 100.