Reducing Post-Harvest Loss

4 page brief. The lack of post-harvest collection, processing and storage facilities often obligates small-scale farmers to sell their products immediately upon harvest to middlemen who add to transaction costs at the disadvantage of producers. High rates of post-harvest losses due to pests and poor handling and storage also mean that farmers are not able to meet their contracted obligations, further entrenching them in the cycle of poverty. CARE works to change that.