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Guidelines on the measurement of harvest and post-harvest losses

The purpose of these guidelines is to develop cost-effective statistical methods for measuring post-harvest losses (PHL). The Guidelines aim to present cost-effective methods for measuring food grain losses that could be used especially by developing countries to generate timely and quality data.

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Training Course on Post-Harvest Losses – English

This material for in-classroom training on the measurement of harvest and post-harvest losses for food grain targets decision makers, survey managers, questionnaire designers, trainers of field staff and data analysts interested or involved in the measurement of food losses.

Users’ Guide Download

Presentations

Session 1 –  Conceptual framework and definitions Download

Session 2 – Measuring grain losses on a farm  Download

Session 3 – Analysis of losses at the lab Download

Session 4 – Sampling design Download

Session 5 – Loss assessment through experimental design-field trial Download

Session 6 – Loss assessment through modelling Download

Questionnaires

Post-Harvest Losses Questionnaire – Namibia off-farm Download

Post-Harvest Losses Questionnaire – Namibia on-farm Download

Training Course on Post-Harvest Losses – French

This material for in-classroom training on the measurement of harvest and post-harvest losses for food grain targets decision makers, survey managers, questionnaire designers, trainers of field staff and data analysts interested or involved in the measurement of food losses.

Users’ Guide – French Download

Presentations

Session 1 –  Conceptual framework and definitions – French Download

Session 2 – Measuring grain losses on a farm –  French  Download

Session 3 – Analysis of losses at the lab – French Download

Session 4 – Sampling design – French Download

Session 5 – Loss assessment through experimental design-field trial – French Download

Session 6 – Loss assessment through modelling – French  Download

Questionnaires

Post-Harvest Losses Questionnaire – Namibia off-farm – French Download

Post-Harvest Losses Questionnaire – Namibia on-farm – French  Download

Training Course on CAPI – French

This material for in-classroom training on the use of CAPI for agricultural surveys targets decision makers, survey managers, questionnaire designers, trainers of field staff and data analysts.

Users’ Guide Download

Presentations

Session 0A- Is CAPI right for this survey? Download

Session 0B – Using SuSo for CAPI Download

Session 1 – Designer Download

Session 2A – Questionnaire components Download

Session 3A – Designer 1 Download

Session 3B – Designer 2  Download

Session 4A – Validation conditions Download

Session 4B – Advanced designer Download

Session 5 – Overview of SuSo Download

Session 6 – Introduction to Supervisor   Download

Session 7A – Tablet management  Download

Session 7B – Introduction to Interviewer  Download

Hands-On Exercises

Session 1 – Creation of questionnaires Download

Session 2 – Questionnaire components Download

Session 3 – Creating rosters Download

Session 4A – Practice exercise – basic  Download

Session 4B – Practice exercise – advanced Download

Session 5B – Sample Download

Training Course on CAPI – English

This material for in-classroom training on the use of CAPI for agricultural surveys targets decision makers, survey managers, questionnaire designers, trainers of field staff and data analysts.

Users’ Guide Download

Presentations

Session 1 – Is CAPI right for this survey Download

Session 2A – Overview of SuSo Download

Session 2A – Getting started with designer and tester Download

Session 3A – Basic designer Download

Session 4A – Intermediate designer 1 Download

Session 4B – Intermediate designer 2 Download

Session 4B – Advanced designer topics Download

Session 5A – Introduction to interviewer Download

Session 5A – Introduction to admin headquarters supervisor Download

Session 6A – Data export Download

Session 6A – Tablet management and configuration Download

Hands-On Exercises

Session 3B – Sample questionnaire 1 – basic Download

Session 3B – Sample questionnaire 2 – advanced Download

Session 4A – Practice exercise – validation and enablement Download

Session 4B – Practice exercise roster and conditions Download

Session 5B – Mastering the system – sample with roster Download

Session 5B – Mastering the system – census Download

Session 5B – Mastering the system – sample Download

Training Course on Agricultural Cost of Production (CoP) – English

This training material on the estimation of CoP targets statisticians, analysts and data producers from the National Statistical System (NSOs or statistical departments within the Ministry of Agriculture, for example) as well as from other public or private institutions that are either producers or users of information on CoP.

Main Concepts Download

Uses and Users Download

Data Collection Download

Typical Farms Download

Sample Design Download

Cash Costs Download

Labour Costs Download

Land Costs Download

Capital Costs Download

Allocation Download

Allocation Modelling Download

Pre-Production Costs Download

Dairy Cattle Download

Uncertainty Download

Dissemination Download

Users’ Guide Download