"The First All-Africa
Postharvest Congress and Exposition", Nairobi, Kenya (28-31 March 2017)
USDA Handbook 66 update 2016
‘Commercial storage / postharvest recommendations for
postharvest handling, packing, cooling of hort crops’ is a compendium of
information and research findings on hundreds of crops.
Women's roles in postharvest agriculture: Women in Non-Production Roles in Agriculture: A Literature Review of Promising Practices. LEO Report No. 38. USAID 2016
It represents all major industries engaged in
temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA with
offices or affiliates in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Guatemala, India,
and the United Kingdom. It works
with vision to forge a universally strong cold chain where every product
retains quality and safety through each link.
Grades and Standards, Phyto-Sanitary Regulations
Agricultural Marketing Service at the US Dept. of
Agriculture includes six commodity programs--Cotton, Dairy, Fruit and
Vegetable, Livestock and Seed, Poultry, and Tobacco. The programs employ
specialists who provide standardization, grading and market news services for
those commodities. They enforce such Federal Laws as the Perishable
Agricultural Commodities Act and the Federal Seed Act. AMS commodity programs
also oversee marketing agreements and orders, administer research and promotion
programs, and purchase commodities for Federal food programs.
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
A list of the APHIS/Plant Protection and Quarantine Manuals
Marketing of Agricultural Products
The Produce Reporter Company Blue Book Services allow
members to check out vital business information such as credit ratings of
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Tangible incentives for African countries to continue
efforts to open economies and build free markets, resources African businesses
can use to either search or post information on the products or services they
wish to sell
The Produce Marketing Association
not-for-profit global trade association serving over 2,400 members who
market fresh fruits, vegetables, and related products worldwide.
Food Safety Information
University of California’s Food Safe program offers
information for growers that assists in their efforts to protect food safety.
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Any pesticide used in growing and post-harvest treatment of
each produce item must be registered for use in the United States for the
particular produce item. Pesticide residues must not exceed established limits.
A free guide entitled Food Safety Begins on the Farm: Good
Agricultural Practices for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Cornell University’s
Good Agricultural Practices Program
Postharvest Handling Practices
A wide range of fact sheets on individual fruits and
vegetables, temperature recommendations for storage, links to suppliers of
postharvest equipment and many reference articles on the postharvest handling
United Nations publications on packaging, storage, marketing
or training and extension website includes a variety of FAO and other publications
that users can browse on-line or download for their personal use.
Postharvest Cooling and Storage Options for Many Commodities
UC Davis on agriculture and horticulture Resources
The many publications, slide sets and videos developed and
offered for sale by the University of California. There is also a long list of
free publications available to read online or to download.
Food losses and waste
WFLO Appropriate Postharvest Technology Planning Project
Useful manuals on Food safety and Postharvest topics
QA Supplies - Equipment/supplies/tool catalogs
A wealth of postharvest tools products for handling produce
from the identifying maturity in the field to managing the ripening room at the
QA Supplies offers a 20% discount on their Produce Quality
Tool Kit for our PEF network if you use the discount code word “postharvest”.
Produce Facts -Recommendations for Maintaining Postharvest
Quality (UC Davis)