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Table 5 Major causes of post-harvest loss of fruits and vegetables in the district.

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

No. Causes of PHL Frequency Response (%)
1 Infection 20 16.1
2 Injury and infection 23 18.5
3 Nature of the produce 21 16.9
4 Improper harvesting 19 15.3
5 Marketing problem 37 29.8
  1. PHL post-harvest loss, % percentage