Appendix II - Information and training sources

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The following organizations provide information or training in the post-harvest handling of fresh produce:

Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre (AVRDC)
PO Box 42
Tainan 741

ASEAN Post-harvest Horticultural Training & Research Center (PHTRC)
Department of Horticulture
College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines at Los Baņos
PO Box 372

ASEAN Food-Handling Bureau (AFHB)
Technical Information Services
Level 5
F13 & F14 Damansara Town Centre
50490 Kuala Lumpur

Caribbean Research & Development Institute (CARDI)
University of the West Indies
St. Augustine
Trinidad, W.l.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
Division of Food Research
PO Box 52
North Ryde
New South Wales 2113

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Calle Primera esq Fray Cipriano de Utrera
Centro de los Heroes
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Apartado Aereo 67-13

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
PMB 5320

International Potato Centre (CIP)
Apartado 5969

Overseas Development Natural Resources Institute (ODNRI)
Central Avenue
Chatham Maritime
Kent ME4 4TB

Post-harvest Institute for Perishables (PIP)
College of Agriculture
Idaho 83843

South Pacific Commission
PO Box D5
Noumea CEDEX
New Caledonia
South Pacific

In addition, there are in many countries national sources of information which can be asked for help. Most agricultural, horticultural and food ministries or departments are able to offer advice. Many universities have faculties of agriculture, horticulture and food science which can provide information and often offer courses on the post-harvest handling of fresh produce.


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