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As per available reports about 25 Open Access Journals, 20 Conferences, 90 open access articles are presently dedicated exclusively Post harvest technology and about 535 conference proceedings are being published on Post harvest technology.
Post harvest technology is inter-disciplinary topic applied to agricultural produce after harvest for its protection, conservation, processing, packaging, distribution, marketing, and utilization to meet the food and nutritional requirements of the people in relation to their needs. It has to develop in consonance with the needs of each society to stimulate agricultural production; prevent post-harvest losses, improve nutrition and add value to the products. In this process, it must be able to generate employment, reduce poverty and stimulate growth of other related economic sectors. The process of developing of post harvest technology and its purposeful use needs an inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional approach, which must include, scientific creativity, technological innovations, commercial entrepreneurship and institutions capable of inter-disciplinary research and development all of which must respond in an integrated manner to the developmental needs.
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Scope and Importance:
Importance of Post-harvest technology lies in the fact that it has capability to meet food requirement of growing population by eliminating avoidable losses making more nutritive food items from low grade raw commodity by proper processing and fortification, diverting portion of food material being fed to cattle by way of processing and fortifying low grade food and organic wastes and by-products into nutritive animal feed. Post harvest technology has potential to create rural industries. This process has resulted in capital drain from rural to urban areas, decreased employment opportunities in the rural areas, balance of trade in favor of urban sector and mismatched growth in economy and standard of living including the gap between rural and urban people. It is possible to evolve appropriate technologies, which can establish agricultural based rural industries.
The purpose of post harvest processing is to maintain or enhance quality of the products and make it readily marketable. Prime example of post harvest processing of agricultural products is rice, a major crop in India. Paddy is harvested and processed into rice.
Post Harvest Losses:
Due to old and outdated method of paddy milling, improper and inefficient methods of storage of paddy, rice, transport and handling we lose about nine percent of production. The traditional methods of storage are responsible for about six percent losses. It is estimated that 10-15 percent of horticultural crop such as vegetables and fruits perish due to lack of proper methods of processing and storing. Proper methods of processing, storage, packaging, transport and marketing are required for export of crops such as jute, tea, cashew nuts, tobacco, mango, litchi, nut, spices and condiments. One of the attributes to this post harvest system, as it is now constituted, is the large amount of wastage it involves. Losses of food crops refer to many different kinds of loss produced by a variety of factors. These include weight loss, loss of food values, loss of economic value, loss of quality or acceptability and actual loss of seeds themselves.
Strategies and Priorities:
The priority areas in food processing are,
1. Processing of special fruits and nuts like, banana, litchi, mango, pineapple, makhana etc. and canning and storage facility for the above produce.
2. Large scale introduction of mini rice mill in villages and mandies coupled with semi-modern parboiling plant for paddy to have higher head rice recovery with better quality bran. Oil production from bran with a chain of collection mechanism for supplying raw material for the plant.
3. More emphasis on the use of power ghani or expeller in place of Kolhu for higher recovery.
4. Establishment of dal mills in pulse growing belt as a village cooperative program.
5. Emphasis on cottage industry involving village women for the manufacture of food products.
6. Popularization of low cost engineering storage structures.
7. Starch production from maize and potato and simultaneous oil production from maize.
8. Strengthening of research base with adequate financial support.
9. Emphasis on production of value added products from locally available fruits and vegetables.
Post Harvest Industries:
The post harvest industry includes the following main components
1. Harvesting and threshing
2. Drying and storage
3. Processing (conservation and / or transformation of the produce)
4. Utilization by consumer including home processing
Other allied components of the system include:
1. Transportation and distribution
3. Grading and quality control
4. Pest control
6. Communication among all concerned
7. Information, demonstration and advisory systems
8. Manufacture and supply of essential equipment and machinery
9. Financial control
10. Price stabilization
11. Management and integration of the total system
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American Agricultural Law Association, USA
American Farm Bureau Federation, USA
Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies, Canada
National Association of Wheat Growers, USA
African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association, Africa
American Association of Cereal Chemists, USA
American Poultry Association, USA
American Seed Trade Association, USA
Crop Science Society of America, USA
Western Society of Crop Science, USA
Crop and Weed Science Society, USA
Agriculture & Applied Economics Association, USA
Virginia Soybean Association, USA
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, USA
The Royal Agricultural Society of England, UK
International Society for Horticultural Science, Belgium
The Horticultural Society of India, India
Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency, Ethiopia
National Horticultural Society of France, France
Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, New Zealand
Australian Organic Farming and Gardening Society, Australia
Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Australia
American Horticultural Society, USA
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, USA
International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
International Fund for Agriculture Development, Italy
Consortium for International Crop Protection, USA
Asian Association for Agricultural Engineering, China
Tropical Agricultural Association, UK
Canadian Society for Horticultural Science, Canada
Dole Food Company, USA
Mycogen Seeds, USA
Kinze Manufacturing, Inc., USA
Seaboard Corporation, USA
Burpee Seeds, USA
Cavendish Farms, Canada
Chiquita Brands International, USA
ContiGroup Companies, Belgium
Fredericksburg Farmers Cooperative, USA
Riceland Foods, USA
Zeeland Farm Services, USA
Vermeer Company, USA
Agria Corporation, China
AgriSA, South Africa
Alberta Wheat Pool, Canada
Bevo Agro Incorporated, Canada
Ceres Incorporated, Canada
Foundation for Agronomic Research, USA
Heritage Foods, India
MFA Incorporated, USA
Swire Group, UK
The Mosaic Company, USA
Wayne Farms, USA
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