Tanzania's small farmers often lose crops due to poor storage, and struggle to sell at a good price
By Kizito Makoye
KILOSA, Tanzania, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The huge stock of maize Jumanne Masele put aside last year was enough to spare his family from hunger and earn him cash to repay his debts - or so he thought.
A short while after Masele had finished stuffing the grain into a traditional storage cocoon, he realised much of it had been infested by fungus as ground moisture from heavy rain seeped in through the bottom of his store made of dried soil, sticks and grass.
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