Pyxera Global YieldWise Nigeria, an implementing partner of the Rockefeller Foundation has said that its Post-Harvest Hub initiative is bent at curbing post-harvest loss in the country.
The Project Director of the initiative, Lekan Tobi, who revealed this at the inauguration of the Post-Harvest Hub in Kwanar Agalawa village, Garunmalam Local Government Area of Kano State said not less than 3,000 farmers will benefit from the initiative.
Tobi said that the NGO’s committment to addressing the challenges of tomato loss in the area, led to establishment of the hub.
According to him, “The hub will provide opportunity for 3, 000 farmers in 44 cooperatives as they will have a packing house and processing units in the centre,” he said.
“The project will transfer the ownership of the hub to farmers’ groups in the area to enable them to use the facility and address the challenges.
“The post-harvest hub will be used for other products such as cucumber, cabbage, onion, rice and maize among others”.
In his remarks, Kano State Deputy Governor Dr Nasir Gawuna who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Aminu Garba, commended YieldWise Nigeria for the project.
Yieldwise Nigeria is an NGO funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. And It is aimed at curbing the problems related to post-harvest loss in the country.