Fresh Produce Development Agency (FPDA) supply chain manager, Noel Kuman, said farmers are facing challenges in bringing their produce to the markets because of poor infrastructure and other basic amenities.
Kuman stated that farmers in the country can and will always supply quality produce if the government puts more focus in fixing and maintaining infrastructure like roads and other basic services.
Kuman further reiterated that the biggest impediment for the farmers as well was the high cost of freight imposed by the government.
“The farmers are always faced with challenges of transporting their produce to the markets.
“They need good roads and infrastructure in order to sell their produce.”
Kuman stressed that his goal is to see farmers participating meaningfully in Small and Medium Enterprises rather than running around with their produce and selling them in small quantities.
“It is FPDA’s focus to see farmers participating in SMEs and participate in the economic growth of the country.”
(Fresh Produce Development Agency supply chain manager, Noel Kuman)