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Value Addition to Reduce Post-Harvest Losses

December 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm | Updated December 29, 2022 at 4:59 pm | 12 min read

 We need to increase our food production to feed a growing population without using more land and water resources.  One way of improving food security is to reduce food loss in developed and developing countries by value addition.  Food value-addition initiatives exist at small scales around the globe, some of which have export potential.  Maintaining… Continue reading…

Dr. Vijayalaxmi Kinhal | December 12, 2022
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