Analysis of Post-Harvest Handling Techniques of Tomato in Batagarawa Local Government Area, Katsina State Nigeria

Authors(1) :-Ummulkhairy Mohammed

This research was conducted in Batagarawa Local Government Area of Katsina State to analyse the current post-harvest handling techniques of tomato. Five wards were purposively selected from, the ten wards of Batagarawa Local Government Area. The wards were Ajiwa, Bakiyawa, Batagarawa, Dabaibayawa, and Yargamji. Ten structured questionnaires were randomly administered to the tomato farmers/handlers from each of the selected ward, which gave a total of fifty tomato farmers/handlers as the sample for the study. The data generated were carefully analyzed using simple descriptive statistics (frequency and percentages). Result obtained indicated that 70% of the tomato handlers/farmers had acquired education below tertiary level. The result also showed that 74% of the tomato handlers/farmers harvested tomato when it was ripe. The packaging materials used were Geza and Raffia baskets (60 and 80% respectively). The result also showed that 46% had transportation problems which were due to poor rural roads. Seasonality was identified as the primary causative factor of tomato spoilage.

Authors and Affiliations

Ummulkhairy Mohammed
Department of Agricultural Technology, College of Agriculture, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina, Nigeria

Post-harvest, Handling, Tomato, Batagarawa, Katsina State, Nigeria

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 520-524
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1738146
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Ummulkhairy Mohammed, " Analysis of Post-Harvest Handling Techniques of Tomato in Batagarawa Local Government Area, Katsina State Nigeria, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.520-524, November-December-2017.
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