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Maturity index for various crops along with training on the appropriate stage for harvest.

Produce harvested too early may not ripen properly, while produce harvested too late may be fibrous or have very limited market life. Similarly, vegetables are harvested over a wide range of physiological stages, depending upon which part of the plant is used as food. Therefore harvesting of fruits and vegetables at proper stage of maturity is of paramount importance for attaining desirable qu...
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Produce harvested too early may not ripen properly, while produce harvested too late may be fibrous or have very limited market life. Similarly, vegetables are harvested over a wide range of physiological stages, depending upon which part of the plant is used as food. Therefore harvesting of fruits and vegetables at proper stage of maturity is of paramount importance for attaining desirable quality. Using maturity index, helps ensure sensory quality, adequate postharvest shelf life, facilitates scheduling of harvest and packing operations, facilitate marketing.
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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Food Safety and Standards and Post Harvest

Food Safety and Standards and Post HarvestSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Rwanda

RwandaSEE LESS

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Problem

Produce harvested too early may not ripen properly, while produce harvested too late may be fibrous or have very limited market life.

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Solution

Harvesting of fruits and vegetables at proper stage of maturity is of paramount importance for attaining desirable quality. Using maturity index, helps ensure sensory quality, adequate postharvest shelf life, facilitates scheduling of harvest and packing operations, facilitate marketing.

Target Beneficiaries

Smallholder farmers

Competitive Advantage

Easy to use laminated reference chart

Milestone

Date Unknown
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
TITLEReducing postharvest losses in Rwanda
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Food Safety and Standards and Post Harvest
Implemented InGuinea, Guatemala, Ghana and 9 more SEE ALLGuinea, Guatemala, Ghana, Cambodia, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Mexico, Kenya, Honduras, Zambia and Thailand SEE LESS
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New Country Implemented In
Rwanda