1. 2019-04-26 In August of 2018, I attended the 30th International Horticultural Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. It was an excellent opportunity to meet other scientists and to hear talks on horticultural topics, many of which were relevant to ECHO’s network. Here is a synopsis of a few of those talks.
  2. New, low-cost indicator of food dryness: DryCard In developing countries, mold growth on dried foods can result in postharvest losses for farmers and unsafe foods for consumers. Food will not mold if it is properly dried, but smallholder farmers do not have access to a cost-effective way of...
  3. Key Resource This article is from ECHO Asia Note #27 When planning to construct a “Cold Room” or “Seed Storage Room” for the purpose of preserving seed viability, one must first consider principles for optimum seed storage. In ECHO Asia Note 14 (July 2012), we shared results from our comparison of vacuum...
  4. 2017-11-29 Growing, harvesting, preserving and marketing food that benefits from chilling or freezing is no easy process. Middlemen, lack of education, poor technology transfer, difficult or non-existent agriculture credit, unclear market linkages, tradition, volume and production inconsistencies, lack of...
  5. 2017-11-14 Growing, harvesting, preserving and marketing food that benefits from chilling or freezing is no easy process. Middlemen, lack of education, poor technology transfer, difficult or non-existent agriculture credit, unclear market linkages, tradition, volume and production inconsistencies, lack of...
  6. Abstract, Energy Procedia, 2016 The paper presents actual knowledge concerning the indirect evaporative cooling (IEC). This cooling technology is promising to develop in the near future due to its very low energy consumption and high efficiency in its range of applications. The review is...
  7. With an increasing interest in the use of refrigerants with a low global warming potential (GWP), engineers are looking to nature’s refrigerant – R-718, better known by its chemical formula, H2O. Evaporative cooling is not a new concept; its use in buildings can be traced back thousands of years....
  8. Kate and Ron Khosla started Huguenot Street Farm in New Paltz, NY in 1999. As small farmers, they learned the value of money the hard way, literally pulling it a few cents at a time from the ground. So when they looked into adding a walk-in cooler to the farm, the idea of spending $3,500 for a...
  9. Much of the post-harvest loss of fruits and vegetables in developing countries is due to the lack of proper storage facilities. While refrigerated cool stores are the best method of preserving fruits and vegetables they are expensive to buy and run. Consequently, in developing countries there is...