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Ghana: Post-harvest losses of vegetables and yams estimated at $1.9 bln annually

A new report has shown that the value of food losses and waste in Ghana is estimated at $1.9 billion per annum. According to the report, post-harvest losses of tomato, yam, mango, citrus and chilies accounted for the loss. Speaking on the sidelines of a seminar organised by the embassy on food loss, Lead Researcher of the study, Dan Acquaye revealed that yam topped the chart with $560 million per annum. He added that the post-harvest loss of mango was about $300 million with tomatoes alone accounting for over $60 million per annum.

The report commissioned by the Danish Embassy on food loss and waste in Ghana is titled, “Feasibility Study for Cold Chain Business” which involves the transportation and distribution of temperature-sensitive products.


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