5-minute lesson: Six lessons from postharvest loss assessments in Rwanda


This presentation, presented by Gurbinder Gill of Agribusiness Associates Inc., discusses six lessons learned from assessing postharvest losses of five crops in Rwanda: green chili, tomato, orange fleshed sweet potato, plantains and green banana.

Lesson 1: Horticultural industry in Rwanda is in its infancy
Lesson 2: Lack of Lead Actors across Value Chains
Lesson 3: High Postharvest Losses due to defects, decay and mechanical damage
Lesson 4: Postharvest loss reduction has positive effects on the environment.
Lesson 5: Capacity building and low cost solutions are required in handling/packing across the chain
Lesson 6: Building entrepreneur-ship across the value chain is critical

For more information see the related blog post.

Presentation made by Gurbinder Gill of Agribusiness Associates at the Horticulture Innovation Lab's 2017 annual meeting.

Value Chain

Postharvest practices