Investment in Technologies: Key Strategy for Postharvest Loss Reduction

Key messages

The government is supporting smallholder producers to form commodity associations and producer business groups to facilitate production and marketing. Smallholder farmers lack access to requisite technologies to aggregate and process high quality products that meet the target markets' standards. Investment in postharvest technologies is viable when many adopted by farmers or farmer groups and discount rates are low There is a need to promote proven low-cost innovative postharvest technologies to ensure market access and reduce postharvest losses.


Esther Mujuka, Prof Jane Ambuko, Prof John Mburu and Prof Ackello Ogutu