Post-harvest loss: Kano gets first tomato aggregation centre

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The Pyxera Global with support from Rockefeller foundation under the yieldwise project has commissioned the first tomato aggregation centre in Kano State.

This is expected to, among other things, reduce loss of tomato after harvest and also to serve as a link between the farmers and buyers.

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony at Garun Malam Local Government Area of the state, state coordinator Pyxera Global, Mr. Lekan Tobi, stated that the centre is established in an area where accessing perishable produce, especially tomato directly from farmers by prospective buyers will be easy.

According to him, about 3000 farmers will be serving the centre, which will be operated based on sustainable processes that will ensure ownership when the project winds off.

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