Postharvest Losses of Mangro Fruit (Mangifera indica) in Morogoro Region

The study was conducted to determine mango fruit damages at the different stages of the supply chain. The goal of the study was to develop suitable practices for reduction of postharvest losses at wholesale market in Morogoro region. The total postharvest losses of mango fruits encountered in all stages along the supply chain was 43.8 % with the main damage features being caused by fruit fly maggots, microbial decay and fruit softening each accounting for 8.65, 11.85 and 20.05% of the total losses, respectively. It is recommended that during transportation, loading of too many cartons on trucks without separators be avoided. Keeping mango fruits under the sun during the whole should also be avoided.
mangues pendant les différents stades de la chaîne d’approvisionnement. L’objectif de l’étude était de développer des pratiques convenables en matière de réduction des pertes après récolte au marché de gros dans la région de Morogoro. Les pertes totale après récolte des mangues rencontrées à toutes les étapes le long de la chaîne d’approvisionnement étaient de 43,8% avec les caractéristiques principales de dégradation étant causées par les larves de mouches des fruits, la pourriture microbienne et le ramollissement des fruits, représentant chacun 8,65, 11,85 et 20,05% des pertes totales, respectivement. Il est recommandé que pendant le transport, le chargement de beaucoup de cartons dans les camions sans séparateurs soit évité. Garder des mangues sous le soleil pendant toute la durée doit également être évité.
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