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Titre du document / Document title

Assessment of postharvest handling systems of vegetables in the eastern hills of Nepal

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

UDAS S. (1) ; RAI B. K. (1) ; GURUNG M. (2) ; THAPA R. (2) ; KHATIWADA P. P. (3) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Central Campus of Technology, Dharan, NEPAL
(2) Sindhuwa Multipurpose Farmers Cooperative Sindhuwa, Dhankuta, NEPAL
(3) Pakhribas Agriculture Research Station Pakhribas, Dhankuta, NEPAL

Résumé / Abstract

A study was carried out in the Eastern hills of Nepal during the year 2001/2002 on postharvest handling of four major vegetables namely cauliflower, cabbage, radish and tomato. Information was collected on harvesting time and methods, timing and availability of transport, grading, pre-cooling, packaging and storage. The study found that the postharvest losses of cauliflower, cabbage, radish and tomatoes from the farmer's field to the collection centers were 6%, 9%, 6% and 3% respectively. The losses were mainly due to spoilage, bruising and trimmings in cauliflower and cabbage, breaking in radish and rupturing and spoilage in tomatoes. The losses incurred in above four vegetables at retailer's level were 41%, 34%, 4.5% and 7% respectively for the four vegetables. Physically damaged, sorted vegetables and trimmed parts were sold at a lower price to feed livestock. The main factors responsible for postharvest losses were inappropriate packaging, transportation and grading systems. In view of the above problem an attempt was made to increase awareness of postharvest handling systems by training farmers and vegetable traders and the response was encouraging. There is a great need for more research and training to overcome postharvest losses of vegetables in developing countries by adopting low cost technologies, which will be appropriate and affordable to the farmers and traders.

Revue / Journal Title

Acta horticulturae    ISSN  0567-7572   CODEN AHORA2 

Source / Source

Congrès
Proceedings of the 5th international postharvest symposium :   ( Verona, Italy, June 6-11, 2004 )
International postharvest symposium No5, Verona , ITALIE (06/06/2004)
2005   (3), no 682[Note(s) :  [2238 p.]] (9 ref.) ISBN 90-6605-648-7 ;

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

International Society for Horticultural Science, Leuven, BELGIQUE  (1963) (Revue)
International Society for Horticultural Science, The Hague, PAYS-BAS  (2005) (Monographie)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Subtropical zone

;

South Asia

;

Upland area

;

Foodstuff

;

Perishable item

;

Technical research

;

Agronomic research

;

Food technology

;

Food industry

;

Vegetable industry

;

Horticulture

;

Agricultural extension

;

Agricultural development

;

Asia

;

Agri-food chains

;

Grading (products)

;

Appropriate technology

;

Occupational training

;

Loss

;

Storage

;

Packaging

;

Cooling

;

Pretreatment

;

Marketing

;

Freight transportation

;

Harvesting date

;

Harvesting

;

Tomato

;

Radish

;

Cauliflower

;

Cabbage

;

Developing countries

;

East

;

Hill

;

Geographical division

;

Nepal

;

Professional practice

;

Regional system

;

System evaluation

;

Handling

;

Postharvest

;

Stored food product

;

Fresh product

;

Vegetables

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Zone subtropicale

;

Asie du sud

;

Zone haute

;

Produit alimentaire

;

Produit périssable

;

Recherche technique

;

Recherche agronomique

;

Technologie alimentaire

;

Industrie alimentaire

;

Industrie légumes

;

Horticulture

;

Vulgarisation agricole

;

Développement agricole

;

Asie

;

Filière agroalimentaire

;

Classement (produit)

;

Technologie appropriée

;

Formation professionnelle

;

Perte

;

Stockage

;

Emballage

;

Refroidissement

;

Prétraitement

;

Commercialisation

;

Transport marchandise

;

Date de récolte

;

Récolte

;

Tomate

;

Radis

;

Chou fleur

;

Chou

;

Pays en développement

;

Est

;

Colline

;

Région géographique

;

Népal

;

Pratique professionnelle

;

Système régional

;

Evaluation système

;

Manutention

;

Après récolte

;

Denrée entreposée

;

Produit frais

;

Légume

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Zona subtropical

;

Asia del sur

;

Zona alta

;

Producto alimenticio

;

Producto perecedero

;

Investigación técnica

;

Investigación agronómica

;

Tecnología alimentaria

;

Industria alimenticia

;

Industria hortalizas

;

Horticultura

;

Extensión agrícola

;

Desarrollo agrícola

;

Asia

;

Cadena agroalimentaria

;

Clasificación productos

;

Tecnología apropiada

;

Formación profesional

;

Pérdida

;

Almacenamiento

;

Empaque

;

Enfriamiento

;

Pretratamiento

;

Comercialización

;

Transporte mercadería

;

Fecha de cosecha

;

Cosecha

;

Tomate

;

Rábano

;

Coliflor

;

Col

;

Países en desarrollo

;

Este

;

Colina

;

Región geografica

;

Nepal

;

Práctica profesional

;

Sistema regional

;

Evaluación sistema

;

Manutención

;

Postcosecha

;

Producto almacenado

;

Producto fresco

;

Hortalizas

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15963, 35400012451812.2990

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