Information Network on Post-harvest Operations - INPhO
This section provides access to documents covering the many post-harvest activities associated with agricultural commodities. There is both a simple and advanced search engine to make it easy to locate information for your requirements.
Wherever possible publications are provided as pdf downloadable files.
Upgrading rural markets is one way to improve access to marketing opportunities. This guide is designed to assist community planners, rural engineers and agricultural extension units to formulate and implement relevant market development plans. The types of issues covered in this guide include designing markets that meet a community's social [...]
The manual is the result of contributions from a selection of different authors, mainly from countries in Latin America. It contains basic concepts and operations of processing, which are essential for a better understanding and comprehensive approach to the application of the combined methods technology. Some practical examples are described [...]
Post harvest losses exceed 30 % in many developing countries. A majority of these losses are due to the unavailability or inadequacy of infrastructure for efficient handling, storage and processing. High cost of processing technologies and lack of information or appropriate know-how in processing, also contribute to the levels of [...]
Alzamora, Guerrero, Nieto, Vidales
This guide describes, in fairly simple terms, the market research that agroprocessors can carry out, and some of the ways of doing such research. Market research can never guarantee success but it can certainly increase the likelihood that the new business will turn out to be profitable. It can identify [...]