On a recent trip to evaluate the costs and benefits of grading vegetables in Zanzibar, WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa staff member Roman Fortunatus had the opportunity to meet farmers and observe field practices.
Roman Fortunatus (left) interviewing Rizwan Hamis Ally on postharvest handling of horticultural crops especially green peppers and tomatoes. Rizwan was trained in postharvest practices by his father, who was trained by WorldVeg. After the interview, Roman shared some good farm recordkeeping methods.
Issa Mashauri Kamata at his green pepper farm in Mtule, Zanzibar South. He attended WorldVeg postharvest training and practices grading and recordkeeping for his farming businesses. He uses drip irrigation with water supplied from a well; the water table is only about 10 meters below the surface in Zanzibar.