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Table 3 Production potential, price cost of the produce and post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables in Atsebiwonberta district with respective to each Kebles.

From: Assessment of production potential and post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables in northern region of Ethiopia

Type of fruits and vegetables Kebeles Current price cost (Birr/kg) Causes of losses
Types of fruits Types of vegetables R/feleg F/woni Golgolnaele Hayelom
Yld/ha (Qt) Lss/y (Qt) Yld/ha (Qt) Lss/y (Qt) Yld/ha (Qt) Lss/y (Qt) Yld/ha (Qt) Lss/y (Qt)
No of producers   35   15   16   49    
 Apple   7 2 130 4.5 0.2 25–40 Due to lack of well-defined storage rooms, lack of awareness in the producers and communities, lack of market demand
 Banana   2.25 12–14
 Guava   4 0.5 1–10.8 0.9 10
 Orange   9 0.2 18–25
No of producers   136   70   14   493    
 Potato 300–400 5–35 250–400 12 400   5–8   Due to their nature of perishability, lack of PHM, mechanical damage, lack of quality seed supply, improper irrigation, market problem and diseases infection due to mechanical and physical damage of the produce, poor transportation techniques
 Tomato 280 0.125 3.5–7 1 200   350 12.38 10–18  
 Cabbage 120 0.25 25 5 300   300–400 2 7–8  
 Swiss chard 130 0.5 2 0.25 150   220 0.25 3–5  
 Lettuce 130 0.5 4 0.25 150   120 1 2–4  
 Spinach 110 0.25 3 0.3 1–3   140 3–4  
 Chili 140–180 0.5 1–2   240 0.125 8–15  
 Onion 250 4–5 250   480 10–12  
 Carrot 0.5–2.0 0.5 200   5–6  
 Sugar beet 180   5–6  
 Garlic 230–240 1 200   520 32–35  
  1. No number, Qt quintal, Yld/ha yield per hectare, Lss/y loss per year, (–) ‘denotes not reported to be present’