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African farmers to gain from $2 billion cold storage facilities

Published on May 16, 2016

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra) in partnership with Indian-based agrochemical maker UPL Limited Wednesday launched a $2 billion cold storage project to address challenges of post-harvest losses for potato farmers in the continent.

The public-private initiative dubbed ‘one million tons of cold storage’ was unveiled in Kigali during the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa. Poor storage of farm produce accounts for 40 per cent of food losses in Africa.

Agra and UPL said they will set up the post-harvest storage facilities across sub-Saharan Africa within the next ten years for potatoes and other perishable produce including fruits and vegetables. Read more. Source | East African