Ibrahim Kahramanoglu

part-time lecturerEuropean University of LefkeCyprus

İbrahim Kahramanoğlu was born in 1984 in Cyprus. He completed his BSc in horticultural production and marketing at European University of Lefke and his MSc in plant protection at Çukurova University. He has two years of experience in the alternative crops project of USAID and He prepared or managed more than 100 projects supported from national and international bodies including European Commission. He has practical experiences in fruit production (especially pomegranates, olives and citrus), irrigation and fertilization, control of pests and diseases and management of weeds. However, his main studies are about the postharvest handling of fruits, sustainable horticulture, food safety and environmental protection. His PhD studies were also about the postharvest efficacy of natural compounds and modified atmosphere packaging on quality attributes of pomegranates. He is a part-time lecturer at European University of Lefke for 5 years and is the managing director of Alnar Pomegranates Ltd. for 9 years. He is the leading personnel of the company where they produce, pack and export fresh pomegranates and also produce 100% natural, freshly squeezed pomegranate juice. He has been consulting farmers about Good Agricultural Practices for 10 years. He is single; He loves football, nature walks and statistics.

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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.

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