Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 3

Post Harvest Loss of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum L) in Ethiopia: A Review

Geletaw Kebede Asalfew* and Meskerm Nega

College of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author: Geletaw Kebede Asalfew, College of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia.

Received: January 24, 2020; Published: February 13, 2020

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Abstract

  Post-harvest loss is one of the concerns of food security and poverty reduction strategies in many developing countries. Post-harvest loss of tomato in developing country like Ethiopia now become big issue, this is due to lack of proper harvesting, packing, storage, transport and handling. The objective of this study was to review the post-harvest loss of tomato both at the grower means farmers and retailers level and to review some points to reduce the loss. The primary sources of data were collected from both farmers and retailers, the secondary source were published from websites, Books, journal and other sources. According to researchers report different recommendation are forwarded, the most important ones are better crop management, proper harvesting, handling, packing, storage and transportation this can improve the quality make more profitable to growers traders to all those involved in the systems of their income earning. Proper Harvesting, handling, packing, storage and transportation this can improve the quality make more profitable to growers traders to all those involved in the systems of their income earning.

Keywords: Post Harvest; Tomato; Potato

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Citation

Citation: Geletaw Kebede Asalfew and Meskerm Nega. “Post Harvest Loss of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum L) in Ethiopia: A Review".Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.3 (2020): 01-06.



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