Tomato farmers face challenges preserving their bountiful tomato harvest during the rainy season when the supply of tomatoes outweighs demand. During the rainy season, a lot of tomatoes rot and are thrown away because farmers have no means of conserving them, thereby losing lots of money.

Similarly, our mothers who sell tomatoes in the markets (mama buyam sellam) experience tremendous losses when their tomatoes are not bought.

What can be done to help our tomato farmers and our mothers who sell tomatoes?

This week on Amba Farmers Voice, we shall be talking about how people in the villages or in towns can transform their fresh tomatoes into tomato paste and juice. By following simple techniques, tomato farmers and buyam/sellams can transform their tomatoes and conserve it to eat in the dry season when tomatoes become expensive.