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Trade and production
News Story
17 March 2014
The Importance of Ecologically Based Rodent Management in Rice Pre-Harvest Losses

Rodents can not only make people jump in fright, but can also pose serious problems to food security. Although only 20 out 1700 rodent species are qualified as pests, each year they cause harvest losses of approximately 17%, enough to feed more than 25 million Indonesians for a year.

Health and nutrition
Landscape management
News Story
10 October 2013
Reporting from the Agri4D Conference: Pre/Post-harvest Losses – Including Post-harvest Handling and Storage

Substantial pre- and post-harvest losses occur as a result of inefficiencies of the agricultural value chain. Reducing losses caused by pest destruction, inefficient storage, and crop contamination would directly contribute to greater food security. One of the sessions at the Agri4D Conference was devoted to this particular issue.

Landscape management
Trade and production
Blog Post
14 May 2013
The impact of rodent outbreaks on rice production

Rodent damage to pre-harvest yields