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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Post-harvest handling to reduce loss of fruits and vegetables

Author(s):
Akkineni Navya Sri, Dr. Rajeev, Alapati Kaushik Manikanta Subramanyam, Rekha Kumari, Dudi Sai and Gurram Venkateswarlu
Abstract:
The main concerns of food security and global hunger in many countries is post-harvest loss. The amount of fruit and vegetable loss goes up to 50% accordingly, reduction of fruit and vegetable loss and waste is one of the major issues for providing sustainably to the world’s population in the future. The main causes of post-harvest losses in fruit and vegetable occur during harvesting, post-harvest handling and packaging, processing stages, transportation and storage practices, distribution and consumption. So, the use of proper post-harvesting techniques, proper packaging, transportation and storage practice is very important to minimize the amount of post- harvest loss. So basically, this paper shows an analysis which shows the reasons of post- harvest losses of the fruit and vegetables and correct methods to decrease the losses.
Pages: 1873-1879  |  1146 Views  987 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Akkineni Navya Sri, Dr. Rajeev, Alapati Kaushik Manikanta Subramanyam, Rekha Kumari, Dudi Sai and Gurram Venkateswarlu. Post-harvest handling to reduce loss of fruits and vegetables. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 1873-1879.

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