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Food losses and food waste in roots and tubers

Code: 9781786766861
Martini Binti Mohammad Yusoff and Azizah Binti Misran, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews the extent, causes and prevention of food losses and waste (FLW) in roots and tubers such as cassava, yams, potatoes, sweet potatoes and taro. It discusses pre-harvest factors affecting FLW such as pests and diseases, environmental factors and agronomic practices. It also discusses harvest and post-harvest factors such as harvesting practices to minimize mechanical damage and the effect of storage conditions such as temperature and ventilation.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2019.0053.18
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Pre-harvest factors affecting root and tuber losses 3 Harvest and post-harvest factors affecting root and tuber losses 4 Losses during retail marketing and waste during consumption 5 Approaches to reduce losses and waste of roots and tubers 6 Conclusions 7 Where to look for further information 8 References

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