Opportunities seen in Nigeria’s 60% tomato post-harvest losses

Nigeria’s 60 percent tomato post-harvest losses as a result of poor storage facilities and cold chain infrastructures across the country constitute an investment opportunity for investors, experts say.

The experts say adopting greenhouse technology made of bamboo and thick trees instead of the regular aluminum panels and developing automated storage facilities will unlock opportunities in the tomato value chain.

According to them, other solutions such as the manufacturing of plastic crates to transport fresh produce to the markets and investing in small modular processing machines to crush fresh tomato and pepper into pastes right inside farming clusters can also be explored by investors.