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close this bookBetter Farming Series 07 - Crop Farming (FAO - INADES, 1976, 29 p.)
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close this folderPlan of work
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close this folderHow to till
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View the documentHarrowing
close this folderSowing
View the documentChoosing seed
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View the documentSowing in rows
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View the documentTransplanting
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View the documentEarthing up
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close this folderHow to get a better price for the harvest
View the documentGrade your crops.
View the documentStore your harvest well.
View the documentFarmers get together to sell.
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Grade your crops.

To get a better price, separate what is good from what is less good. Grade your crops.

If the harvest is not graded, if it is of poor quality, you get a low price,

For example:

In Cameroon in 1969, cocoa of first quality sold for 85 CFA francs; cocoa of second quality sold for 80 francs;

In Upper Volta in 1969, white cotton sold for 30 CFA francs, yellow cotton sold for 28 francs.

At the market, tomatoes and yams of good quality sell at a better price.

To grade crops: separate the good coffee beans from the broken ones; separate the white cotton from the yellow cotton; take out groundnut pods that are empty; take out spoiled grain, fruit that is rotten or eaten by insects.

If you do not grade your crops, you will sell them at the lowest price.

Grading your harvest crops means earning more money.