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TableĀ 10 Percent of tomato observed having undesirable quality (physical) characteristics

From: Characterization of pre- and postharvest losses of tomato supply chain in Ethiopia

Causes of poor quality Producer Wholesaler Retailer
Mechanical damage 16.0 15.4 13.0
Disease 25.0 41.1 28.0
Insect pests 26.0 14.7 31.9
Deformed shape 14.8 13.5 13.7
Sun burn 9.5 8.6 15.8
Undesired color 24.1 31.5 31.6
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  1. Source: Own Survey, 2015