Tomato seasonality is about availability (on-season) and unavailability (off-season) of the crop in a given period of the year. On-season is when farms and markets are primed with tomatoes. Off-season is period of tomato scarcity across the country.Read more
Technology Demonstration on farm operations, using motorized hand-held cutter and harvesting equipment for Rice, Tomato and Wheat.
The three 3-day technology demonstration was conducted to 600 farmers across all value chains of rice, tomato and wheat, out of which 300 farmers (male: 256, female: 44) were from rice production. The demonstration showed the use of rice/wheat cutting machine etc. A total of 150 farmers (male: 87, female: 63) were drawn from tomato production, they were shown the use of weeding machine.Read more
This survey was undertaken by the Kano State Coordination Office of the APPEALS Project to access the three priority value chains of Rice, Tomato and Wheat to map out all possible areas, activities and benefits.Read more
This document captures the lesson learnt in a major challenge faced by the Ungogo Vegetable Marketers Association on how to reduce loss of tomato due to short shelf life and poor handling technique. They sourced tomato from different locations in the state and when unable to sell all produce within a day, the commodity begins to deteriorate due to ambient heat and the coarse nature of the raffia basket used in handling the tomatoes.Read more
This document captures the success story of a beneficiary - Binta Muhammad Inuwa and a member of Ja’en Alkhairat Women Tomato Processors , who was supported by the APPEALS Project with improved tomato processing techniques and equipment under the matching grants support to technology adoption to convert tomato waste to body care products. Ja’en Alkhairat Women were into poultry management since their registration. While in the business of poultry, they were into exchange of poultry droppings with tomato farmers. That was when Ja’en women started keying into tomatoes farming. The wowen ventured into tomato farming and processing after attending the…Read more
A total of Fifty (50 No.) co-operative group leaders from various Local Government Areas of Kano State were selected to benefit from the training/demonstration. This is made up of twenty-one (21 No.) mixed group of tomato processors; ten (10 No.) women group leaders of wheat flour processors represented by Dala cluster of Gurasa (Local bread) processing women co-3 operative groups; thirteen (13 No.) wheat crop farmers; and six (6 No.) rice crop farmers.Read more