If vaccine which is needed not frequently, and more delicate can be transported over thousands of miles safely
While not tomatoes? I will be using this product because it is one of the fragile agric-products that we have, and we as a nation lose over 50% of this agro commodity according to statistics just from transporting them from Sokoto to Lagos alone.
First, we must note this: that something is delicate or perishable does not mean it shouldn’t or can’t be distributed or efficiently managed. At least, the vaccine proves that. The image below shows the interstate distribution of some of the tomatoes we consume
This commodity is not what we consume once or twice. It is often. The mode of distribution to the destination doesn’t have to be the same; it needs an overhaul. The images below are the intrastate and last-mile delivery of this same case-study commodity
How would food not be lost this way? Yet this is the product we need for our daily use. Having stated the problem, I will also proffer possible solutions. That we have some product gets to our tables doesn’t mean we need not investigating its journey and process.
That is why we are building digital agriculture. Though we are yet to enter into the tomatoes market at DayDone. But by being in another similar agri-space, more processing infrastructure can be brought on board for value addition to the raw tomatoes. This could lower the degree of losses before transporting and distributing using distribution outfits designed for the product. Our broiler experiment showed some measures of improvement by putting systems in place to reduce distribution risks. The mortality rate of the birds dropped greatly.
Agri-products are fragile and sometimes require immediately tweaking to cut losses. As a society, we can bring transparency, traceability, and reliability to the products we consume, and we are glad to be the one creating this future.