Preventing losses along the postharvest value chain HarvestingHarvesting is the process of removing the crop from the fields. ThreshingThe threshing process separates the grain from the rest of the plant. DryingDrying reduces the moisture content in grain so it can be safely stored or processed. StorageStorage allows individuals or collectives to hold stocks of cereal grains for future use. Processing/MillingProcessing or milling operations make grain more suitable for consumption or other use. TransportationTransportation occurs throughout the value chain, whenever crops are moved from one location to another. MarketingMarketing occurs when a crop is sold, either in a market or to a trader or middleman.