Storage

Storage of shelled maize

Maize  storage containers

The dried and cleaned grains should be stored in metallic silos or packed in hermetic bags (Agro-Z bags) and stored well on pallets in clean and well-ventilated stores (figure 12). It is recommended that farmers use a combination of the storage techniques for complementarity to ensure maximum protection of grain during storage.

 Traditional granary
Fig. 12: Storage structures for shelled and dried maize

          i) Traditional bags jute            ii) Hermetic plastic bag