Business models for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food loss and waste: Crates to transport tomatoes in Nigeria could reduce food loss and emissions by 36%.
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Gromko D. 2018. Business models for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from food loss and waste: Crates to transport tomatoes in Nigeria could reduce food loss and emissions by 36%. Wageningen, the Netherlands: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
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Losses occur in transportation because tomatoes are placed in large woven baskets, and then stacked on top of one another for the journey to Lagos. Plastic crates can be stacked on top of one another without damaging the tomatoes at the bottom of stacks. Crates would also improve ventilation during transport. Losses can be reduced from 41% to 5% through use of crates. Furthermore, baskets are used on a one-time basis and must be replaced after each journey, and the crates are reusable.
SubjectsLOW EMISSIONS DEVELOPMENT;
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