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Sunday, February 5, 2012
Huge potential in agricultural productivity but ...........
Post-harvest management and food processing key to food security and have in the recent past increasingly gained prominence in the wake of food insecurity prevalent which is largely attributed to their absence. In agriculture, postharvest handling is the stage of crop production immediately following harvest, including cooling, cleaning, sorting and packing. The instant a crop is removed from the ground, or separated from its parent plant, it begins to deteriorate. Post-harvest treatment largely determines final quality, whether a crop is sold for fresh consumption, or used as an ingredient in a processed food product. Effective handling decreases postharvest losses and thus enhancing food security. This link will lead you to a whole lot of opportunities / publications in this regard .