Granary is a general term for a form of cooperative in which grain is stored so that it can be distributed at a later date. A granary aims to increase the availability of grain for the households and thereby improves the self-sufficiency and food security of a community. This Agrodok presents the general principles and assumptions that granaries are based on, demonstrated through examples of both good and bad practices from different regions of Africa. It describes the steps from idea to implementation and the development cycle of a well-functioning granary. This Agrodok provides the reader with an answer to the following questions: a) In what situations is it worth wile to set up a granary? b) How is a granary established? c) What aspects are important in establishing and operating a granary? d) What requirements must be fulfilled for a granary to function well in the long term?
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No. of pages: 79