Once harvested, fruits and vegetables must be stored under proper conditions, the most important of which are temperature and humidity. Each fruit or vegetable has its own ideal set of conditions at which it will store most successfully for the maximum length of time. These conditions can be classified into four groups:
There are 2 chills at the Department each with a capacity of two thousand six hundred cubic feet. And 3 others in the Public Market with a capacity of twelve hundred cubic feet each.
The service is accessible to the farming community where it’s a householder, farmer, school garden etc.
All farmers, schools and backyard gardens that do farming in any form will benefit from the service.
The farmers when have excess produce will bring to the Department of Agriculture or one of its outpost where this facility can be obtained to put in storage. The produce is log into a log sheet and labeled with the farmer’s name and placed into storage until the farmer can find a relevant market or the marketing unit can assist the farmer with the sales of their produce.