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Tropical root crops-basic staples for millions of people-are highly perishable, and tremendous losses occur after harvest because of the lack of storage and processing technology. This book is the first to fully describe small-scale processing and storage methods for these root crops, particularly taro, sweet potato, and yams. The authors emphasize methods of handling and preserving the crops that require little in the way of energy or technology, and they discuss traditional methods of storage and processing in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. They also describe small machines suitable for processing and highlight examples of higher-level technology. The book is a milestone in the search for ways to appropriately modernize traditional agriculture and food systems.
|Publication date:||30th June 2020|
|Publisher:||CRC Press an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Agricultural science, Biology, life sciences,|
Donald L. Plucknett, professor of agronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is currently working for the Board of International Food and Agricultural Development. He was chairman of the National Academy of Sciences Vegetable Farming Systems delegation to the PRC in 1977, and is president of the International Society of Tropical Root Crops.More About Donald Plucknett