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Handling and storage of horticultural produce in Kenya

, : Handling and storage of horticultural produce in Kenya. Acta Horticulturae (49): 51-54

The main requirements for improvements in the handling, presentation and storage of horticultural produce in Kenya are: (1) marketing at the optimum stage of maturity; (2) avoidance of improper handling; (3) use of appropriate containers; (4) provision of adequate transport facilities; (5) grading of produce at collection centres; (6) appropriate packing for internal and for external sales, and (7) increase in cold storage facilities.

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