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Reducing post harvest losses though locally constructed cold storage facilities among fresh fruit and vegetable producers in Masaka District

I want to assist farmers to construct local cold storage facilities using local technologies to help them store their fresh produce

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

My Idea is to construct cold storage using a local technology to help farmers reduce post harvest losses of their fresh produce. The idea shall reduce poverty among smallholder farmers and also ensure food security.

WHO BENEFITS?

the beneficiaries are poor small holder farmers who are going to get better prices for their fresh produce

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

My Idea shall be implemented in Masaka District in Uganda

ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING IN AN ELIGIBLE COUNTRY?

  • Yes

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for less than one year

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU!

Surname: Bukenya Other names: Godfrey Nationality: Ugandan Sex: Male Godfrey is a highly experienced Agricultural extension worker and a social entrepreneur with a passion to Agribusiness. He enjoys working with farming communities and empowering them to change.

50% of fresh produce in Masaka district is lost due to lack of cold storage facilities and farmers are forced to sell their fresh produce at give away prices because they cant store them.

I want to work with farmers and we develop the local technology which uses sandwiched wall with grass which can give cold storage up to 10% for a week. Then we shall have bigger cold storage facility in town which uses electricity  which can keep bigger volumes of produce before it is taken to the market .

The local storage facilities shall be used at the collection centers from where trucks shall collect them and deliver them to a central 

ware house where sorting, grading and packaging shall be carried out. At the ware house a modern cold storage facility shall be available to store the produce for a longer period so that no farmer losses his/her fresh produce.

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Hi Godfrey, interesting post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story with higher impact. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.

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Thank you very much. I added an image i think i makes a difference

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