Experts suggest solution to reduce post-harvest loss in tomato value-chain

Tue Feb 25th, 2020 - Jigawa

Stakeholders in agribusiness have raised concern over the increasing threat of post-harvest loss in the tomato value-chain, a development if not tackled with needed solution; is capable of frustrating policies on food security in the country.

Besides, the experts working under the Yieldwise Nigeria project worried over low budgetary allocation and inactive policy direction of government on agriculture in the five pilot states of Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa and Plateau; where post-harvest loss in tomato and attendance consequences were evaluated.

Lending their voices at a policy view roundtable discussion in Kano, convened by a non-governmental agency TechnoServe, to share ideas on 50 per cent reduction in post-harvest loss in the Tomato Value-chain.

Project manager Yieldwise Nigeria, Mr. Olorunfemi Toyin noted the despite the comparative advantage of Nigeria in Tomatos production, the annual huge post-harvest loss, which accounted to more than 40 per cent of total local production remain critical concern.




source: Guardian