Farmers in Kirinyaga County in Kenya express their concerns on the increasing post-harvest losses of tomato crops. Farmers suffer from up to 50% of losses annually, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
The government plans to provide training for value addition in crops, post-harvest handling methods, and tips to enhance the income of farmers. Moreover, experts advise farmers to harvest their crops early in the morning instead in the afternoon to avoid the exposure of crops to sunlight.
Furthermore, these would help reduce post-harvest losses by up to 20% and will provide a quality experience to farmers when growing crops.
Source: Wangari Ndirangu, Kenya News Agency | Photo by Davor Denkovski, Unsplash
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