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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 (AGS) 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. 

Latest Publications
This publication is based on studies carried out from August 2010 to January 2011 by The Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK) on request from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The two studies on global food losses (one for high/medium-income countries and one for low income countries) [...]
Paper      2011      FAO - Jenny Gustavsson, Christel Cederberg, Ulf Sonesson, Robert van Otterdijk, Alexandre Meybeck      Available in English      Download document
The study was undertaken to serve as a basis for the international congress Save Food!, taking place from 16 to 17 May 2011, at the international packaging industry fair Interpack2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Save Food! has been co organized by Interpack2011 and FAO, aiming to raise awareness on global food [...]
Paper      2011      FAO - Nerlita M. Manalili, Moises A.Dorado, Robert Van Otterdijk      Available in English      Download document
While the profile of PHL has been raised for a number of commodities in SSA, this report focuses on grains, which still constitute the basis for food security for the majority of the population in the region and are a vital component in the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Crop production [...]
Copublication      2011      The World Bank; NRI; FAO      Available in English      Download document

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Harvesting
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Cleaning
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