Updated Jun 18, 2019

Plastic crates for transport of produce

Part of Agribusiness Associates, Inc

Plastic crates for protection of fruits and vegetables during transport/storage

https://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/postharvest-losses-rwanda

Rashmi Ekka

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Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Post Harvest

Post HarvestSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Rwanda

RwandaSEE LESS

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Country Implemented In
Verified Funding
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Problem

Significant postharvest losses occur due to physical damage to fruits and vegetables during transport and storage

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Solution

Resuable plastic crates decrease damage during packing and transportation and have good ventilation vs traditional baskets or sacks which are typically 100kgs.

Target Beneficiaries

Smallholder farmers

Innovation Description

Resuable plastic crates decrease damage during packing and transportation and have good ventilation vs traditional baskets or sacks which are typically 100kgs.

Competitive Advantage

Traditional baskets or sacks do not provide adequate protection of fruits and vegetables

Milestones

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 moreSEE ALLGuinea, Guatemala, Ghana, Cambodia, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Mexico, Kenya, Honduras, Zambia, ThailandSEE LESS
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Rwanda