Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Postharvest Handling

Edited by Ibrahim Kahramanoglu, ISBN 978-953-51-3534-0, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3533-3, 202 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 13, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/66538
Edited Volume

The world population has been increasing day by day, and demand for food is rising. Despite that, the natural resources are decreasing, and production of food is getting difficult. At the same time, about one-quarter of what is produced never reaches the consumers due to the postharvest losses. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to efficiently handle, store, and utilize produce to be able to feed the world, reduce the use of natural resources, and help to ensure sustainability. At this point, postharvest handling is becoming more important, which is the main determinant of the postharvest losses. Hence, the present book is intended to provide useful and scientific information about postharvest handling of different produce.