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Post-harvest and marketing – Free Online Technical Manual

While this is not a food processing manual it gives the reader two things:

  • information and costing of products, refrigerated storage, logistics and certification
  • an insight into the post-harvest and pre processing handling of food
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    from: FAO
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    The book is part of a series of manuals for agribusiness managers of producers’ associations. It covers a wide range of topics from basic storage and warehousing to the quality imperative and the application of ICTS to post-harvest handling and marketing.

    The manual provides case studies and exercises to compliment the information and very useful data on storage conditions for a wide range of fruit and vegetables. The manual also provides a comprehensive set of references and some practical information on the cost structure of packaging, refrigerated storage, logistics and certification that are interesting when trying to manage agricultural inputs to round the year processing.