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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Simple information on how to construct a metal silo. This document is largely based on previous materials produced by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The structure of some sections has been used almost directly. Earlier efforts by those working within the FAO such as A. Arancibia [...]
Training Document      2005      D Mejia and F Mazaud      (English)      Download document
In order to facilitate and simplify the use of Agriventure, - INPhO's software for the financial feasibility analysis of agro-industrial investment projects, it was considered helpful to provide its users with a database containing a number of technical coefficients of selected projects, so that they can utilize them to estimate [...]
Paper      2005      Carlos Arthur Barbosa da Silva; Ronaldo Perez; João Francisco de Almeida Jr.; José Carlos de Paiva Priante; Marcello Annes de Araújo; Simone Monteiro e Silva; Michelle Oliveira; José Venâncio Machado      (English)      Download document
This guide is a broad introduction to generic post-harvest operations, which are often the limiting factors in the establishment of a profitable production enterprise based around herbs, spices and essential oils in developing countries. It is not intended to replace specialist and specific crop advice in production and post harvest [...]
Publication (book)      2005      FAO - M Douglas, J Heyes and B Smallfield      (English)      Download document
Reference inventory that showcases equipment currently being used for cottage-level processing of silk. It is intended as a resource for anyone interested in promoting the development of raw silk handcraft cottage industries. The beneficiaries may be cocoon producers themselves who choose to reserve some or all of their production for home processing or [...]
Instructional Manual      2005      FAO      (English)      Download document
Improve the efficiency and productivity of food handling and processing in the community and everyone benefits. There are no losers. Access to a more secure supply of foods and raw materials for manufacturing provides for more employment, enhances incomes and brings greater prosperity to people. Markets can be better exploited, [...]
Publication (book)      2004      Brian Clarke      (English)      Download document

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