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Special Issue "Fresh Produce Wastage"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015).
Dr. Michael Blanke
INRES- Horticultural Science, University of Bonn, Auf dem Hügel 6, D-53121 Bonn, Germany
Interests: sustainable horticulture; carbon footprint; climate change and horticulture; plant and eco physiology
Dr. Jenny Ekman
Applied Horticultural Research, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Sydney University, Eveleigh, NSW, Australia
Interests: fruits; horticulture; ornamentals; postharvest; vegetables
Quality fresh produce is essential for human health and well-being. Accordingly, fresh fruits and vegetables are unarguably a critically important part of the diet for all people everywhere. Unfortunately, postharvest losses of fresh produce between ‘the paddock and the plate’ are massive in developed, developing and undeveloped countries alike. Although ‘statistics’ vary widely, losses are generally considered to be in the order of 50% of the grown crop. In addition to the loss of saleable and sold produce, the attendant economic and socio-environmental costs of wasted inputs and disposal are immense and increase as products move through the supply chain. Postharvest biologists, technologists and extension workers and our collaborators around the world champion the provision and utilization of safe and nutritious fresh produce for human consumption. In this context, you are cordially invited to publish your relevant work in this special Postharvest Horticulture issue of Agriculture highlighting the important matter of fresh produce wastage and the contributions of postharvest professionals in addressing this problem. Thus, we are seeking your contributions on the issue of fruit and vegetable wastage. Contributions can be across the spectra of postharvest endeavor, from pre-harvest to consumption, from fundamental through strategic to applied biological, technological and social sciences, from high technology to low technology, and from apple to zucchini.
Dr. Michael Blanke
Prof. Dr. Daryl Joyce
Dr. Jenny Ekman
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- fresh produce
- supply chain
- value chain