Value chain innovations: agriculture to nutrition (KB-22-002-010)

Project: EZproject

Project Details

Description

Vegetables are a commonly recommended element in a
balanced diet, and a common part of the Nigerian diet. However, a year-round
availability of nutritious and safe vegetables at affordable prices is needed
for a sufficient and stable intake. Insufficient technologies during transport
and insufficient coordination between supply chain partners can result in
postharvest losses (PHLs) endangering this. In this project we aim to reduce
the PHLs in Nigeria of a case study vegetable: tomatoes. Tomatoes were
selected because they are the most consumed vegetable in Nigeria, have a
relatively high nutritional value, and PHLs are very high (estimates of up to
40-60%). We will analyse the effectiveness of reusable plastic crates
introduced in 5 tomato value chains in Southern Nigeria. For analysis of the
long-term viability of the intervention, we will develop an agent-based
simulation model. Results will be shared with the Nigerian participants and
laid down in a report.

StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/18

Research Output

Approach for designing context-specific, locally owned interventions to reduce postharvest losses: Case study on tomato value chains in Nigeria

Plaisier, C., Sibomana, M., van der Waal, J., Clercx, L., van Wagenberg, C. P. A. & Dijkxhoorn, Y., 7 Jan 2019, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 11, 1, 16 p., 247.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 3 Public lecture/debate/seminar

    Tomato post harvest losses in Nigeria: From pioneering to a paradigm shift to behavioural change

    C.P.A. van Wagenberg (Contributor), , J.J. Groot (Contributor), , Y. Dijkxhoorn (Contributor), , D.A. Oudendag (Contributor), , Melanie Kok (Contributor), & Christine Plaisier (Speaker)

    19 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    Measuring post-harvest losses in the tomato value chain, pilot II results

    Melanie Kok (Lecturer), & Christine Plaisier (Lecturer)

    11 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    Measuring post-harvest losses in the tomato value chain, pilot I results

    Christine Plaisier (Lecturer)

    13 Jan 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture/debate/seminar