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November 9th, 2015 / Leadership, Nigeria

thumb.aspxPost-harvest losses are losses which occur between the time of harvest and the time of human consumption and can be divided into quantitative and qualitative losses. Whichever way they occur, it is usually a loss to the farmer in particular and the nation at large as the value of that produce depreciates. Saddening also is the fact that while Nigeria records very high imports, which  can conveniently produced locally, local producers are often rejected as they fail to meet international standards required for export. While the nation pays heavily to import, it gains very little from the export of its produce, as such they all become losses after harvest. Read more