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Table 12 Proportion of value chain actors stating reasons for loss of tomato (%)

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

Reason Producers (N = 44) Wholesaler (N = 29) Retailer (N = 22)
Unfavorable weather condition 9.1 20.6 13.6
Disease and pests 61.4 20.7 22.7
Damage during harvest 54.5 30 22.7
Delay of harvesting 11.4   
Damage during transport 13.6 48.3 18.2
Lack of market 11.4 20.7 27.3
Damage during packing 2.3 10.3 9.1
  1. Source: Own Survey, 2015
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