Ethiopia, Millet, 2012

Ethiopia's estimated postharvest losses for millet in 2012 was 70,836 tonnes or 10.9%.

As for nutrition 255 billion kcal were lost, which is the equivalent of more than 300 thousand people, in terms of annual nutritional dietary energy requirements. In the value chain, the majority of the loss is estimated to be happening at Harvesting/field drying, Market storage, and then Transport from field. Highest estimated postharvest maize losses in tonnes were estimated to occur in Amara.

To view the list of studies used to estimate these losses, please see the References tab.

Production quantity and estimated postharvest losses

  • Production quantity (tonnes)
  • Estimated postharvest losses (tonnes)
2011–2021
2011 635082
2012 652767
2013 742859
2014 848959
2015 915314
2016 940246
2017 1017749
2018 1030807
2019 765157
2020 765157
Produced 652,767 tonnes
Estimated postharvest losses 10.9% / 70,836 tonnes
Production quantity Estimated postharvest losses
89.1483 Production quantity: 652,767 tonnes 10.9 Estimated PHL: 70,836 tonnes

See full postharvest losses data table with estimated losses in percentage › | tonnes ›

Value chain

Production quantity and estimated postharvest losses in % per value chain step. Please note that once loss has occurred at harvesting, the percentage loss in the next stage is a percentage of what remained, not of the original amount.

  • Estimated % of crop left
  • Estimated % of crop lost
Amount remaining(%) Estimated postharvest loss(%)
Production 100 Remaining: 100%
Est. PHL: 0%
0 Remaining: 100%
Est. PHL: 0%
Harvesting/field drying 96.5 Remaining: 96.5%
Est. PHL: 3.5%
3.5 Remaining: 96.5%
Est. PHL: 3.5%
Threshing and shelling 94.5 Remaining: 94.5%
Est. PHL: 2%
2 Remaining: 94.5%
Est. PHL: 2%
Winnowing 92.5124 Remaining: 92.5124%
Est. PHL: 1.9876%
1.9876 Remaining: 92.5124%
Est. PHL: 1.9876%
Transport from field 90.0124 Remaining: 90.0124%
Est. PHL: 2.5%
2.5 Remaining: 90.0124%
Est. PHL: 2.5%
Household-level storage 88.97966 Remaining: 88.97966%
Est. PHL: 1.03274%
1.03274 Remaining: 88.97966%
Est. PHL: 1.03274%
Transport to market 87.97966 Remaining: 87.97966%
Est. PHL: 1%
1 Remaining: 87.97966%
Est. PHL: 1%
Market storage 85.32966 Remaining: 85.32966%
Est. PHL: 2.65%
2.65 Remaining: 85.32966%
Est. PHL: 2.65%

See full value chain data table with estimated losses in percentage › | tonnes ›

Nutrition

Number of people whose annual dietary requirements (in terms of energy, kcal) could have been met by consuming the millet that was lost postharvest, and what % of the focal group of the population this number equates to.

Total number

273,415

people, 0.3%


Children 1-3

645,596

children, 6.9%


Pregnant women 19-30

233,685

women, 24.3%


Men 31-50

206,876

men, 2.0%

See full nutritional impact data for Children 1–3 › | Pregnant women 19–30 › | Men 31–50 ›