The tomato is one of the basic elements in African cooking; and Ghana is no exception to the rule. Although a tomato producer (350,000 tons per year/FAO), the country imports a large quantity to meet the population’s needs, primarily because nearly 40-50 percent of tomatoes produced in Ghana are lost or discarded as post harvest losses. However, solutions exist to reduce these losses and they involve, in particular the development of processing activities, that engage smallholder women farmers, as is being done by Mavis Owureku-Asare, an AWARD Fellow and research scientific officer at the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission.
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