Foods, Volume 6, Issue 1 (January 2017) – 9 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): At the same time that demand to produce more food with less resources is high, an estimated 1.3 billion tons of foods (about one third of total production) is lost or wasted globally every year. Storage losses are considered most critical, especially for smallholder farmers in developing countries. Engineering innovations are crucial to the progress of postharvest loss prevention. The storage losses using the traditional methods could be as high as 60%, whereas, the storage losses are below 1% in developed countries using scientific storage methods. Use of better agricultural practices and adequate storage technologies can significantly reduce the losses, help in strengthening food security, and increasing returns of smallholder farmers. View this paper
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