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INPhO, the Information Network on Post-harvest Operations, was originally designed by FAO with the support and collaboration of GIZ and CIRAD in 1996. The site has recently undergone a review and reformat to enhance the presentation and accessibility of the information available. This information resource is managed by the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division of FAO.

The principal objectives of INPhO are to promote best practice in post-harvest activities for agricultural products and to assist in the expansion of agribusiness by providing easy access to technical data and information. 

Crop Compendium

Insects are responsible for significant losses to the world's total crop production annually. Not all insects are pests but a small number are harmful to crops, livestock and humans. One major reason for the occurrence of these pests is the creation of man-manipulated habitats, with crops selected for their large size, high yield, nutritious value, and clustered in a confined area. This provides a highly conducive environment for herbivorous insects. Good ...

Author: Mohamed N. Sallam
Technical Editor: Danilo Mejía, FAO
Last Reviewed: 14/10/1999
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Latest Publication

Instructional Manual 2014 (Spanish) Download document
Instructional Manual 2014 (Spanish) Download document
Instructional Manual 2014 (Spanish) Download document

Resources

This section provides access to Cookbook, Videos and Food Processing Toolkit covering  relevant issues on agro-processing and post-harvest activities related to fruits and vegetables, grains and cereals, roots and tubers, livestock products among others.

Toolkit

The information provided in this section is intended to be used as an efficient tool to assist in skill enhancement and development in post-harvest activities and small agro-industries development.

Videos

The provision of effective training is a key aspect in promoting best practice in post-harvest operations to minimise losses and reduce waste  in the development of agroindustries and/or agro-businesses.

Cookbook