Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Tomatoes


May 7, 2019 - Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa

Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa, 2019. Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Tomatoes, Food Security Policy, Research Brief 92, East Lansing: Michigan State University.

Key Findings

  • Farmers should have access to improved varieties of seed that have longer shelf life than local varieties.
  • To reduce post-harvest loses considerably, logistic control activities as well as the support of extension agents and private tomato processing firms must come into action
  • Quality control practices must be adhered to in order to reduce loss due to deterioration and spoilage.



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