Storage and marketing of agricultural produce under tropical conditions seminar proceedings, 22 to 27 February 1970 by Seminar on Storage and Marketing of Agricultural Produce Under Tropical Conditions Colombo 1970.

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Other titlesDeutsche Stiftung für Entwicklungsländer.
Statementorganised by the German Foundation for Developing Countries, Berlin in conjunction with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
ContributionsCeylon Chamber of Commerce.
LC ClassificationsHD9000.6 .S44 1970
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Pagination161 p. ;
Number of Pages161
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Open LibraryOL5257283M
LC Control Number75330693

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The storage of tropical agricultural products 6 1 Introduction It is estimated that in the tropics each year between 25 and 40% of stored agricultural products is lost because of inadequate farm- and village-level storage. In the field and during storage the products are threatened by insects, rodents, birds and other pests.

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International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 32 () Post-harvest Storage and Preservation of Tropical Crops K.E. Aidoo Division of Human Nutrition, Glasgow Caledonian University, Crawfurd Building, Southbrae Drive, Glasgow, UK, G13 1 PP ABSTRACT On a world-wide basis, post-harvest losses of durable crops are estimated at 10%, but in Africa, Asia and Cited by: market conditions; - to select appropriate distribution channels for their members' produce; - to decide whether they should entrust distribution of their mem-bers' produce to exclusive or non-exclusive marketing outlets; - to select appropriate methods of transport, and to identify and quantify the costs and benefits of storage.

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