Information Network on Post-harvest Operations - INPhO


This section provides access to documents covering the many post-harvest activities associated with agricultural commodities. 

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Paper      2014      Danilo Mejía-Lorío, Matthew Howell, Adolfo Arancibia      (Spanish)      Download document
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      (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      (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      (English)      Download document
This paper presents lessons learned and practical guidelines from a workshop on reducing post-harvest losses in grain supply chains in Africa, organised jointly by FAO and the World Bank in 2010 at FAO Headquarters in Rome. Its objectives were to: (i) discuss the significance of post-harvest losses (PHLs) of grains [...]
Copublication      2010      Nomathemba Mhlanga, Edward Seidler, Divine Njie, Stephanie Gallat      (English)      Download document

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