Manual for the Preparation and Sale of Fruits and Vegetables

Manual for the Preparation and Sale of Fruits and Vegetables

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The fruit and vegetable production sector of Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe is facing a new situation where, on the one hand, supermarket chains account for an increasing percentage of the domestic food retail market and, on theother hand, producers must compete in an increasingly demanding global market for non traditional and off-season fruits and vegetables. Small farmers are increasingly being marginalized and will be facing unequal market conditions unless they are able tochange their practices to meet the needs of a modern food marketing system. Regardless of the production system, the technological challenge is to increase returns through the rational use of available resources, reducing production costs and post-harvest losses, enhancing competitiveness and adding value to the final product.Introduction. According to FAO estimates, in the year 2000 the population of Latin America and the Caribbean was around 518 million, which represented around 8 percent of the worlda#39;s population. Approximately 80 percent of the populationanbsp;...

Title:Manual for the Preparation and Sale of Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Andrés F. López Camelo
Publisher:Food & Agriculture Org. - 2004-01-01

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