Senegal, All crops, 2018

In 2018, Senegal's annual estimated postharvest losses were 116,609 tonnes for rice, 83,935 tonnes for millet, 68,016 tonnes for maize, 26,186 tonnes for sorghum. The highest and lowest estimated postharvest loss percentages are 16.3% for maize and 8.9% for millet. The costliest estimated postharvest losses in USD are for rice: over 75 million USD, which corresponds to 2.2% of national agricultural GDP.

Within the value chain, for all crops the majority of loss is estimated to be happening at harvesting/field drying. Within Senegal, the highest postharvest losses in tonnes occur for rice in Saint-Louis, for millet in Fatick, for maize in Kolda, for sorghum in Kaffrine. Regarding the nutritional losses, the estimated rice grain lost postharvest could have met the annual energy (kcal) dietary requirements of 488,344 people.

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

APHLIS postharvest loss estimates in Senegal in 2018

Top 4 crops with the highest production quantity in tonnes.

Rice Millet Maize Sorghum
Production quantity in tonnes 1,007,279 tonnes 948,138 tonnes 417,261 tonnes 225,866 tonnes
Loss % 11.6% 8.9% 16.3% 11.6%
Losses in tonnes 116,609 tonnes 83,935 tonnes 68,016 tonnes 26,186 tonnes
Financial value > 75 million USD > 36 million USD > 12 million USD
% of national agricultural GDP 2.2% 1.1% 0.4%
# of people whose annual energy (kcal) requirements could have been met by the lost crop 488,344 people 366,617 people 284,845 people 108,094 people

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Postharvest loss estimates per value chain step

  • Estimated % of crop left at this value chain stage
  • Estimated % of crop lost at this value chain stage
Harvesting/field drying
Crop Estimated % of crop left Estimated % of crop lost
Rice 95.60 Crop left: 95.60% 4.4 Estimated PHL: 4.4%
Millet 96.50 Crop left: 96.50% 3.5 Estimated PHL: 3.5%
Maize 93.58 Crop left: 93.58% 6.4 Estimated PHL: 6.4%
Sorghum 95.45 Crop left: 95.45% 4.6 Estimated PHL: 4.6%
Further drying
Crop Estimated % of crop left Estimated % of crop lost
Rice 0 No data for this crop 0 No data for this crop
Millet 0 No data for this crop 0 No data for this crop
Maize 89.58 Crop left: 89.58% 4.0 Estimated PHL: 4.0%
Sorghum 0 No data for this crop 0 No data for this crop
Threshing and shelling
Crop Estimated % of crop left Estimated % of crop lost
Rice 92.46 Crop left: 92.46% 3.1 Estimated PHL: 3.1%
Millet 94.50 Crop left: 94.50% 2.0 Estimated PHL: 2.0%
Maize 88.26 Crop left: 88.26% 1.3 Estimated PHL: 1.3%
Sorghum 91.85 Crop left: 91.85% 3.6 Estimated PHL: 3.6%
Winnowing
Crop Estimated % of crop left Estimated % of crop lost
Rice 89.96 Crop left: 89.96% 2.5 Estimated PHL: 2.5%
Millet 94.15 Crop left: 94.15% 0.3 Estimated PHL: 0.3%
Maize 0 No data for this crop 0 No data for this crop
Sorghum 91.85 Crop left: 91.85% 0.0 Estimated PHL: 0.0%
Transport from field
Crop Estimated % of crop left Estimated % of crop lost
Rice 88.71 Crop left: 88.71% 1.3 Estimated PHL: 1.3%
Millet 91.65 Crop left: 91.65% 2.5 Estimated PHL: 2.5%
Maize 85.87 Crop left: 85.87% 2.4 Estimated PHL: 2.4%
Sorghum 89.68 Crop left: 89.68% 2.2 Estimated PHL: 2.2%
Household-level storage
Crop Estimated % of crop left Estimated % of crop lost
Rice 88.31 Crop left: 88.31% 0.4 Estimated PHL: 0.4%
Millet 91.17 Crop left: 91.17% 0.5 Estimated PHL: 0.5%
Maize 82.73 Crop left: 82.73% 3.1 Estimated PHL: 3.1%
Sorghum 88.08 Crop left: 88.08% 1.6 Estimated PHL: 1.6%
Transport to market
Crop Estimated % of crop left Estimated % of crop lost
Rice 87.31 Crop left: 87.31% 1.0 Estimated PHL: 1.0%
Millet 90.17 Crop left: 90.17% 1.0 Estimated PHL: 1.0%
Maize 81.08 Crop left: 81.08% 1.7 Estimated PHL: 1.7%
Sorghum 87.08 Crop left: 87.08% 1.0 Estimated PHL: 1.0%
Market storage
Crop Estimated % of crop left Estimated % of crop lost
Rice 84.66 Crop left: 84.66% 2.7 Estimated PHL: 2.7%
Millet 87.52 Crop left: 87.52% 2.7 Estimated PHL: 2.7%
Maize 78.43 Crop left: 78.43% 2.7 Estimated PHL: 2.7%
Sorghum 84.43 Crop left: 84.43% 2.7 Estimated PHL: 2.7%

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