In the past, many onion producers would store their onions, so as to sell them over a longer period and make a profit.
During this phase, many of them saw their production reduced because the onion rotted. This caused a lot of losses. They were not able to obtain the cost of production by selling the rest of their production.
Today, the producers have been able to benefit from support to produce better quality onions through agroecology and good conservation methods.