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  1. 2015-11-17 Peanut Butter! Hot sauce! Dried fruit! Goat jerky!? Adding value to agricultural products by preserving, processing, and/or packaging them can be very tempting when one considers only the selling price. This workshop will engage participants to consider how adding value can also add risk. Sharpen...  
  2. POSTHARVEST FOOD LOSS OR FOOD WASTE? Recently issues of global food losses and food waste have been making the news, with estimates of 30 to 40% of all the food produced on earth going to waste before it can be consumed. Global food losses and waste (sometimes referred to as FLW) vary widely...  
  3. Abstract, Heliyon, 2019 August One of the main challenges facing Ethiopia today is to ensure food security for its highly increasing population growth. Although the country's production is much lower than the national demand, there are high post-harvest food losses. Among several causes at...  
  4. Crop processing is a crucial step in converting raw harvested agricultural products into valuable marketable products. Post-harvest activities can make a big difference to the financial impact of small-scale agriculture. We look at methods for fine tuning the processing of various crops, new...  
  5. Abstract, Food Security, 2019 Postharvest loss reduction throughout commodity value chains is an important pathway to food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. However, lack of understanding of the location and share of the losses and associated factors along the postharvest value chains...  
  6. 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...  
  7. Abstract,Trends & Prospects in Post Harvest Management of Horticultural Crops, 2018 The field of agriculture in Ghana struggles to provide the required ratios of food supply to the Ghanaian citizens due to the high rise in post-harvest losses at the farm, wholesale and retail levels. Despite...  
  8. Abstract, Sustainability, 2019 Reasons behind food loss can be very specific for each product and supply chain stage but it is also affected by factors independent of the product and stage. This work focuses on such generic factors and develops a framework to analyze food loss as a systemic...  
  9. Post-harvest lossis one of the biggest problems which affects economic growth globally. The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) estimates that1/3rdof food products is lost every year. The loss depends upon the type of crop is grown. As the fruits and vegetables are perishable, so their...  
  10. These guidelines aim to measure harvest and post-harvest losses for food grains (cereals and pulses). They presentFAO’srecommended methods to estimate food grain losses to allow countries to monitor SDG 12.3.1 (food losses along the supply chain).They present cost-effective methods that could be...