Post-Harvest Technology Utilization in Uganda: An Overview

This study examined whether the level of ratification of the post-harvest technologies was dependent on the information acquired for one farmers from the enlargement workers. Over 70% of Uganda’s population depends on farming, which create 22.5% of the country’s GDP through exports and employment. However, the manufacturing faces a number of difficulties. In addition to result difficulties like dryness, pests, and affliction, subpar postharvest handling practises influence the loss of over 40% of the season’s total yield. To plan invasions that enable boost the utilization of postharvest methods, it is main to understand what is now being done. The inquiry target was to discover the level of knowledge and practice that enlargement workers had regarding the various postharvest practices (drying, threshing/attack, winnowing, categorizing, grading, packaging and depository). The study also captures continuation service to producers, benefits, and challenges associated with the use of post-harvest technologies across all domains in Uganda. Access to equipment was ultimate persistent issue concerning the use of post-harvest technology, which concede possibility be attributed to depressed investment in post-harvest science by responsible bodies. The feasible access supplies was expensive and wasteful, costing the farmers a extreme level of production.

Author(s) Details:

Julia Kigozi,
Department of Agricultural and Bio-Systems Engineering, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.

Tadeo Mibulo,
Department of Agricultural and Bio-Systems Engineering, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/RHAS-V7/article/view/9102

Keywords: Agriculture, post-harvest technologies, Uganda

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