THE TOMATO VALUE CHAIN IN NIGERIA: Problems and Prospects
Tomato is one of the nutrient-dense foods grown in Nigeria. Its value chain has huge potential for investment with great return on investment given that current demand far outweighs supply; a demand gap of over 500,000 metric tons of tomatoes currently exists. However, the tomato value chain in Nigeria is currently faced with a lot of challenges. This article takes a critical look at the problems and prospects of the tomato value chain in Nigeria with emphasis on the intervention programs that have been adopted, how such programs have fared and the way forward.