Politics, lack of capital contribute to post-harvest losses (Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines Local politics and the absence of capital are contri-buting to post-harvest losses for rice and other high-value crops. According to a study conducted by the Philippine Institutes for Development Studies (PIDS), lack of capital to procure paddy or newly-harvested rice for processing as well as political squabbling contributed to value and vo-lume losses at…