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Tag Archives: Post-harvest handling

Presentation 15: Farmers’ decisions to participate in post-harvest training programs and impacts on vegetable crop income in Tanzania: Lessons for Orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP)

Vegetable crops have high farm gate values per unit land and contain the essential micronutrients, vitamins, phytochemicals and antioxidants critical for ensuring balanced diets and enhancing human nutrition. Vegetables are a major source of farm income for smallholders and thus contribute to improving livelihood status of smallholders in many developing …

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Tudo o Que Sempre Quis Saber sobre a Batata-doce – Volume 5

Este manual contém “Tudo o que sempre quis saber sobre a batata-doce”. Esperamos que o manual seja útil para os que estão envolvidos na capacitação de extensionistas e pessoal de ONGs a diferentes níveis, e que estes por sua vez irão capacitar produtores duma maneira prática que os ajuda a construir as …

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Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir à propos de la patate douce – Volume 5

Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir à propos de la patate douce. Manuel de FDF pour le projet Atteindre les Agents du Changement. Thème 8: Récolte et Gestion Post-Récolte. Les dommages physiques causés au cours de la récolte et du transport peuvent réduire la durée de conservation et la …

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Vyote Unavyopaswa Kujua Kuhusu Viazi Vitamu – Juzuu ya 5

Vyote Unavyopaswa Kujua Kuhusu Viazi Vitamu Kitabu cha mafunzo kwa wakufunzi cha mradi wa kuwafikia wadau wa Mabadiliko. Juzuu ya 5. Mada ya 8: Usimamizi wakati wa mavuno na baada ya mavuno. Uharibifu unaosababishwa wakati wa mavuno na usafirishaji unaweza kupunguza uwezo wa kukaa muda mrefu bila kuharibika na thamani ya viazi …

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sweetpotato TOT Manual – Volume 5

This manual contains ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato’. We hope that it will be useful for those involved in training extensionists and NGO staff at different levels, and that they in turn will train farmers in practical ways that help them to build their problem solving and …

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The extension of storage life and improvement of quality in fresh sweetpotato through selection of appropriate cultivars and handling conditions

This technical report summarizes a project aimed to improve sweetpotato storage techniques or strategies for fresh and processed products in Tanzania. As improving handling techniques and /or using cultivars with better keeping qualities could extend shelf life. A brief of this project background is that; root and tuber crops contribute …

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Prospects for Enhancing Value of Crops through Public-Sector Research: Lessons from Experiences with Roots and Tubers

As international agricultural research centers places greater emphasis on poverty reduction, a debate is underway whether higher priority should be given to research to “add value” to agricultural commodities through post-harvest innovations at the expense of the traditional emphasis given to agricultural production. In particular, post-harvest research is seen as …

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