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Post Harvest Handling

My major aim will be to improve the storage and handling of harvested products.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

My idea is the implementation of post harvesting handling techniques that are ecologised to different locations based on what they can access. This will be via encouraging modern storage facilities constructions. The implementation of the idea will help farmers to reduce lossess that are experienced immediately after harvesting by encouraging pest control, increasing shelf life of food products using controlled environments and controlled atmospheres. Therefore, the food spoilage incidences will be reduced therefore promoting a longer shelf life that will spill over to improved food security.

WHO BENEFITS?

The major beneficiaries will be small scale farmers although the idea can also be of benefit to the other major stakeholders in the agricultural sector i.e the government and the private investors.

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

The idea will be implemented in the rural parts of Nyeri, in Kenya.

ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING IN AN ELIGIBLE COUNTRY?

  • Yes

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I do not have experience working in a sector related to my idea

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU!

Currently i am self initiated, ambitious, adaptive and visionary man working on ways i can improve the agricultural sector in the country inorder to promote food security in my country. That is one of my major goals in life basically cause i am directly involved in the agricultural sector.

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Kariuki, I think this has potential to be a great idea, the one thing holding you back is fund to build these facilities. If you could find private investors or get government subsidizes to help fund this to help get it off the ground it would be a good start up idea. I like that you don't have experience in the sector you're working in but because food security is a problem in your country you felt the need to take it upon yourself to help the cause. I can tell that you are a very motivated individual, which is something that will be extremely beneficial to you throughout this process. I look forward to following this process through the different stages.

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