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Cooperative commodities

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Cooperative Commodities is a supporting platform for smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods through group production, value addition, marketing and inputs retailing. The aim is to achieve smallholder inclusiveness in production and supply chain

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Cooperative commodities

  1. 1. Cooperative Commodities is a business platform for smallholder group production, value addition, marketing and inputs retailing. Cooperative Commodities 1
  2. 2. Commercial Extension (learning by training) is significant in smallholder cooperative agribusiness because it presents opportunity to achieve commercial quantity of quality and safe farm commodities that meet market specifications. This is very important in today’s commodity supply chain which smallholder inclusiveness is highly demanded 2
  3. 3. Extension Slides 01 Kano Farmers Council Apex Cooperative Limited Kano State Nigeria 3
  4. 4. Hygienic Sun Drying Tomato 4
  5. 5. Reasons for Drying Tomatoes 1) Mass production of fresh tomatoes 2) Market glut and lack of processing facility 3) Abundant drying resources – sunshine, simple technology, labour etc 4) Good market for dried tomato during rain season 5) Fresh tomato scarcity during rain season 6) Food Security – improved nutrition and health 7) Improves farmer income in market glut period 5
  6. 6. Fresh Tomato price J F M A M J J A S O N D Dry Season Rain Season Kauda tomato production & stocking period Kauda usage period Fresh tomato supply Kauda tomato production Kauda Tomato demand Kauda Tomato Annual trend Kauda tomato price (Source: FNVC Kano) 6
  7. 7. Farm or market Weigh tomatoes 7 Step [1] Fresh tomatoes sourcing
  8. 8. Step [2] Pre-cleaning Pick out injured, rotten and unripe tomatoes Sort tomatoes by size 8
  9. 9. Step [3] Wash sorted tomatoes with clean water 9
  10. 10. Step [4] Cut cleaned tomatoes into halves or quarters 10
  11. 11. Step [5] Place tomato slides face-up on neat drying net 11
  12. 12. Step [6] put drying net with tomato cuts into the dryer and leave under sun for four days The Dryer Local Fabrication, Simple Technique, Eco Friendly, Hygienic, Cost Effective, Long Life, Very Effective Natural Drying 12
  13. 13. Naturally dried, hygienic and affordable 13
  14. 14. Controlled Contamination 14
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  16. 16. Step [7] Make heaps of dried tomato in the dryer 16
  17. 17. Step [8] remove off-type dried tomato from the lot 17
  18. 18. Step [9] Weigh dried and sorted tomato 18
  19. 19. Step [10] Pack dried tomato in paper carton or plastic film 19
  20. 20. Calculations Step [11] 20
  21. 21. Basic Data – April 2013 Average wt of tomato basket 57kg Cost of basket of tomato (k/Gafan mkt) N700 April Cost of kilogram tomato N12.30 Weight of sorted and cleaned tomato for drying 30 kg Cost of kilogram cleaned tomato for drying N369 A = cost of RM Cost of pre-cleaning, sorting, cutting & drying (30kg) of fresh tomato N157.90 B = processing cost Drying period 4 days Wt of dried tomato (Kauda) 1.50 kg 1.875 kwano Ratio of fresh to dried tomato (important) 30 kg : 1.5 kg 20:1 Sorting to remove semi dried, discoloured etc 21
  22. 22. Basic Data contd. Final weight of sorted Kauda tomato Cost of packaging material, label print and sealing 100 C = Packaging cost Total cost production = A+B+C Cost of RM + Cost of processing + Cost of packaging N626.9 D Cost of 1 mudu (0.8kg) Kauda tomato in rain season N750 Rimi market in Kano municipal June/July2013 Market value of dried tomato N1,406.25 K Profit margin = K – D N779.35 124% 22
  23. 23. Fresh Tomatoes Handling 23
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  25. 25. Thank You for viewing Rabiu Auwalu Yakasai Operations Manager Kano Farmers Council rabiuayakasai@gmail.com 25

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