Innovative solutions to post-harvest losses: My reflections from the 11th Triennial African Potato Association Conference

Potatoes and sweet potatoes (Roots and tubers) are more perishable than grains; this is related to their higher moisture content and it affects the most rural farmers in developing countries. Having grown up in a community where potatoes and sweet potatoes are among the key source of family cash income. I further learnt from the Honorable Minister of Agriculture of Rwanda Dr.Gerardine Mukeshimana that sweet potatoes alone contribute to 21.6% of the total national requirements in terms of calories. 

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