Some features of this site may not work without it. This study considered a value chain analysis of tomato production and its related activities in the Kpone-Katamanso District of Ghana. Data collection was well-structured questionnaires administered to respondents consisting of farmers, 39 distributors, 31 retailers and 20 consumers.
Pat Thomas 23rd November It's the condiment of choice for a million fast-food outlets and a staple sauce in homes around the world, but there's more to tomato ketchup than meets the eye, says Pat Thomas In Britain we like a bit of sauce.
Especially on our chips. Heinz Tomato Ketchup accounts for a whopping 82 per cent of these sales. Growth in the market is especially driven by factors such as changing dietary habits, with more and more developing countries adopting the western lifestyle and dietary preferences.
As a flavour shortcut, tomato sauce is useful and popular.
What is more, table sauces like ketchup and mayonnaise benefit from the fact that they are not exactly complex recipes. Sometimes they are even organic. For our perennial favourite, tomato sauce, this fact has become a marketing bonus. Made from natural ingredients — tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, salt and spices — what can possibly be wrong with tomato sauce?
The Food Standards Authority defines a high-salt food as one with 1. A typical bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup contains 3. High consumption is linked to raised blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks.
Average daily salt consumption is 8. For tomato sauce the agency noted that the average salt content across all brands was around 2.
Revised targets aim to take this down to 1. Heinz and all the other manufacturers of tomato sauce clearly have a long way to go. While we're looking at the fine print, the FSA also defines high-sugar content as being 10g per g.
Heinz Tomato Ketchup contains Red not green But apart from its potential health issues, there is a hidden environmental cost to ketchup. The Heinz websitefor example, notes that the tomatoes grown specifically for processing into ketchup for the European market are spread far and wide: The European tomato-processing industry processed more than 8.
Italy is by far the most important producer of processed tomatoes in Europe with a 53 per cent share of European production, followed by Spain 21 per centPortugal 11 per cent and Greece 7 per cent. Processing tomatoes are produced on relatively large farms specialised in extensive production of arable crops and vegetables.
Bottling up problems for the future Only one lifecycle analysis has ever been done on tomato ketchup. In the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology made a forensic analysis of the energy efficiency and environmental impacts, including global warming, ozone depletion, acidification, eutrophication, photo-oxidant formation, human toxicity and ecotoxicity of a popular but unnamed brand of ketchup.
The product they analysed was one of the most common brands of tomato ketchup sold in Sweden, sold in 1kg red plastic bottles. The tomatoes were cultivated and processed into tomato paste in Italy before being packaged and transported to Sweden with other ingredients, such as sugar, vinegar, spices and salt which were also importedto make the ketchup.
And that's where the climate fun begins: The bagged tomato paste was then packed into steel barrels and shipped to Sweden. The finished product itself was packaged in red bottles made up of five layers of plastic. The screw-cap of the bottle and plug were made of polypropylene produced in Denmark and then transported to the bottling plant in Sweden.
Distribution of the finished product through the retail chain to shops and supermarkets required large quantities of polyethylene shrink-film and corrugated cardboard. Here the ketchup was bought by consumers who took it home and stored it in a refrigerator for anything from a month to a year.
This analysis also looked at the final disposal of waste packaging for instance, whether it was incinerated or buried as landfillas well as the treatment of wastewater from the production of ketchup and sugar solution derived from beet sugar.
As thorough as it was, the authors admit that there were still many aspects of the processing and supply chain left out of their analysis, including the production of capital goods machinery and buildingthe production of citric acid, the wholesale dealer, transport from wholesaler to the retailer, and the retailer.
Likewise, for the plastic bottle, ingredients such as adhesive, ethylenevinylalcohol, pigment, labels, glue and ink were omitted. Likewise the ingredients for the aseptic bags used to transport the tomato paste from Italy to Sweden. At the consumer end leakage of refrigerants was left out.
Farming and pesticides On the farming side, the assimilation of carbon dioxide by the crops was not taken into consideration, neither was leakage of nutrients and gas emissions such as ammonia and nitrous oxide from the fields.
No consideration was given to pesticide use.In the next sections we explain with detail the constraints and missing links we found throughout the value chain of tomatoes and propose a new model to solve them.
We show that with little organizational changes, Albania could increase its tomato exports by four times in a few years. 1 “Consumers’ preferences for organic food applying conjoint analysis – the case of tomato in Albania” Abstract Albania has potential for the development of the organic agriculture sector; however the.
and tomato mosaic viruses) and adaptive barriers (e.g. financial constraints, pest and diseases etc.) continue to be the major cause of the underproduction of tomatoes in Ghana (Asante et al., ; Guodaar, ; Guodaar et al., b).
International Journal of Business and Management Tomorrow Vol. 2 No. 10 An Analysis of the Constraints in the Tomato Value Chain Haruna Issahaku, Lecturer, Department of Economics and Entrepreneurship Development, Faculty of Integrated Development Studies, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana Abstract The main .
Tomato production in Ethiopia: constraints and opportunities Ambecha O. Gemechis 1,2, Paul C. Struik 2 and Bezabih Emana 3 1Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma, Ethiopia. 2Wageningen University and Research Centre, Centre for Crop Systems Analysis (CSA), Wageningen, The Netherlands.
3SID . On Monday 14 December c2c introduced a new weekday timetable between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness. By the next day they had already made their first changes and those changes have continued, with the latest having been made on Monday 18 January.