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Improving the livelihoods of small-scale sweetpotato farmers in Central Uganda through a crop post harvest-based innovation system

The sweetpotato coalition project focused on improving the livelihood of small-scale farmers through the introduction of post harvest technologies, identification of markets and establishment of links as entry points for improving market access. The project purpose was to sustainably reduce post harvest losses, diversify value added products and increase household incomes. The approach used was to promote adoption of research outputs, while developing an innovation system that enhances farmers’ access to markets and information. A multidisciplinary team of 12 partners from different organisations implemented the project.
 
Identifier: DFID R8273 (ZB0342

Source: http://www.researchintouse.com/nrk/RIUinfo/PF/CPP20.htm

Authors: Berga Lemaga, PRAPACE, Berga Lemaga, PRAPACE

Contributors: Jens Riis-Jacobsen, Jens Riis-Jacobsen

Subjects: Post harvest management and marketing

Pages: 58

Publication Date: February 24, 2005

Keywords: Marketing, Post-harvest management