Post harvest and food processing

On top of limited market during peak harvest, high postharvest losses and low productivity of major vegetable and fruit crops are very critical for farmers and growers in northwest Ethiopia. This project proposal aims at increasing the productivity of apple and reducing postharvest losses of vegetables (onion, tomato and potato) and fruits (mango) in northwest Ethiopia. This will be achieved through human and infrastructure capacity building, optimizing the value chain of produces and dissemination of the acquired knowledge.