The fruit and vegetable production sector of Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe is facing a new situation where, on the one hand, supermarket chains account for an increasing percentage of the domestic food retail market and, on theother hand, producers must compete in an increasingly demanding global market for non traditional and off-season fruits and vegetables. Small farmers are increasingly being marginalized and will be facing unequal market conditions unless they are able tochange their practices to meet the needs of a modern food marketing system. Regardless of the production system, the technological challenge is to increase returns through the rational use of available resources, reducing production costs and post-harvest losses, enhancing competitiveness and adding value to the final product.Kansas State University. MF-1019. 7 pp. Marr, C. aamp; Morrison, F. 1992. Harvest and storage of fruits and vegetables. ... McGregor, B. M. 1987. Manual del transporte de productos tropicales. USDA, Manual de Agricultura 668. 148 pp. Mitchamanbsp;...
|Title||:||Manual for the Preparation and Sale of Fruits and Vegetables|
|Author||:||Andrés F. López Camelo|
|Publisher||:||Food & Agriculture Org. - 2004-01-01|