Storage solutions: improving access to profitable markets for Uganda’s potato farmers and traders

Many of Uganda’s potato farmers and traders have limited access to storage facilities and technology which can extend the shelf life of their produce, allowing them to store and sell their potato when the market prices are better – instead of having to quickly sell all the produce before it spoils. With the introduction of ambient potato storage units, the RTB-ENDURE project team are finding new ways for farmers to store potatoes and improve their access to profitable markets.

This is the latest in our series of in-depth blogs investigating the ways in which the RTB-ENDURE project is strengthening the value chains for root, tuber and banana crops in Uganda. Reporting and photography by Sara Quinn, Regional Communications Specialist, the International Potato Center.

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