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Feasibility Report for Large packing house for fruits and Vegetables ? 458 tons per day

An estimated 60% of fruits and vegetables harvested in Nigeria are wasted due to lack of preservation and packing house facilities. This feasibility report is for a 458 tons per day packing house with cold storage facilities in Lagos State.

A packing-house or Packhouse can be defined as a designated facility where fresh produce i.e. fruits and vegetables is pooled and prepared in order to preserve them or meet the minimum requirements of high end and export markets using 4 basic processes – removal of unmarketable material, sorting by maturity and/or size, grading, packaging. However, other processes such as ripening and waxing of the fruits or vegetables can be added to respond to specific market objectives. Pre ? cooling and short term cold storage could also form part of the integrated service. An estimated 60% of fruits and vegetables harvested in Nigeria are wasted due to lack of preservation and packing house facilities. This feasibility report is for a 458 tons per day packing house with cold storage facilities in Lagos State.