Design, installation and testing of a solar-powered storage facility (Fig.1) was conducted over four months in Marracuene, Mozambique using fresh roots of four varieties. The percentage of marketable root weight was above 70% of the initial weight at four months of cold storage in all the four varieties. There were no significant differences in dry matter, zinc, fructose, glucose, sucrose, and protein from one month to four months of storage.
Authors: Maria Andrade, Godwill Makunde, Bill Annetts
Subjects: Crop protection, Sweetpotatoes, Sweetpotato agri-food systems
Publisher: International Potato Center
Publication Date: August 31, 2019
Rights: Open access: CC-BY-4.0
HOW TO CITE
International Potato Center. 2019. SASHA Brief 20. Solar-Powered Storage in Mozambique: Lessons Learned and Way Forward. Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa Project (SASHA). CIP. 2 p