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A Review of the Problems of Tomato Value Chain in Nigeria: Remedial Option
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Volume 8, 2020
Issue 3 (September)
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Ibrahim Muhammad Abdul, Research Outreach Department, Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, Kano, Nigeria.
Ahmed Kyari Yerima, Perishable Crops Department, Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, Kano, Nigeria.
Badamasi Suleiman, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.
Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum mill) is one of the most important vegetable crop both in scale of production and level of consumption which has universal demand. In Nigeria tomato plays a critical role in meeting domestic and nutritional food requirement, generation of income to producers and creation of employment. Despite it contribution in poverty alleviation, the tomato industry is faced with a myriad of constraints along it value chain ranges from agronomic constraints like incidence of pest and diseases and physiological disorders (cracking, sunburn or scald); institutional constraints like poor post-harvest technologies that have the perishability and poorly organized rural and urban market infrastructures that permit unpredictable price fluctuation etc. which along with other factors adversely affect the production, marketing and consumption pattern of quality tomatoes. The aim of this review paper was to look into the problems along the tomato value chain and suggests appropriate strategies that have the potential of enhancing the performance of critical stakeholders. The current findings shows that tomato are hindered more at production and storage levels and therefore the study seek for transformation along the underlying issues associated with the production, current transportation, storage, handling and processing technologies which would greatly enhance the smooth running of the tomato value chain in Nigeria.
Tomato, Value Chain, Problems, Remedial Option, Nigeria
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