The 2008 study, results of which were released last week, shows that 50,000 tonnes of the capital’s demand is supplied from peri-urban production – including the hillsides around
The study, however, found out that annual demand for fresh produce in the city was around 140, 500 tonnes, about double the current supply.
To fill the gap, desk research and market surveys of
A central finding of this project was that the majority of fresh produce was supplied from sources local to
“The volume of fresh produce being supplied from the Highlands into
“The annual volume of fresh produce imported into
“Fresh produce production in the peri-urban areas was approximately 8, 500 tonnes during the dry season from the six surveyed settlement areas, which translated into a total production of 50,000 tonnes per year from all settlements.
“Most fresh produce was sourced from Central province and the National Capital District and very little was sourced from overseas or the
“The total supply of fresh produce to
“Annual demand for fresh produce in
The study recommended, among others, that more information on future demand for fresh produce in
It also recommended more detailed research on sources and types of supplies needed to account for the shortfall between the estimated supply of 57, 780 tonnes and the estimated demand of 140, 500 tonnes.