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Farmers best served by these village agents are the ones closest to the road. Custom systems are available for drying, dehydro-freezing, dehydrating, roasting and baking processes. Starch cake after dehydration will be blend and below up into drying pipe system by the winnow. It also delays putting in another crop.

Corn germ could be directly marketed

Perhaps because of this, the conclusions suggest a not very bright future for the crop. Those with good access tend to plant a larger area, with fewer varieties.

Market women traded in one or two bags per trip. Corn germ could be directly marketed or sent to corn oil processing plant, while corn finer and protein can also be directly marketed or produce feed together with corn slurry. Note that these markets can also be transhipment points for other centres as well as a final market - notably Nairobi for Mombasa.

Steam and gas-fired systems offer high efficiency drying with minimum energy consumption. The principal final destination markets are the wholesale markets of Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru and Mombasa. Kisumu, Nakuru and Nairobi.

Market women traded in one

Wholesalers The traders travel on the overnight bus and meet the lorries parked up outside the market, early in the morning. In Nakuru, it was found that the two women wholesaling sweet potato there were buying direct from the farms. In addition, this study has concentrated exclusively on human consumption of sweet potatoes.

Others will have an established position in the market and will sell over two or three days, both retail and wholesale. The trucks usually travel in the evening arriving in Nairobi late at night. Post-Harvest Chain for Sweet Potato from Kisii All these steps apply to the option of selling the sweet potatoes soon upon harvesting.

Another area is the sorting of the potatoes into variable sizes resulting in standard weighted packs for targeted marketing. Local market only In Homa Bay, trade appeared to be confined to the district, with small surpluses brought to local markets by farmers and sold in heaps. Farmers were therefore reluctant to expand sweet potato production as market potential seemed limited.