Much of what the communities produce are consumed and marketed in their raw form. This does not only make them earn very little from what they sell, but also leads to a lot of produce being lost as most of unprocessed materials have a very short shelf life (tomatoes, oranges, vegetables milk etc, etc). Too, because of having two rainy seasons in this part of the country you find that there are plenty of goods in the rainy season, dampening the market but scarcity in the immediate following dry season. In this season not only communities lack what to market but they also lack what to eat.