In many developing countries, the rate of postharvest loss for fruits and vegetables exceeds 50 percent. Cool storage can greatly reduce these losses, increasing income for farmers. Cool storage is virtually non-existent due to the high cost of equipment and lack of knowledge about the benefits of cooling produce. Temperature control alone can extend shelf life by weeks or even months. Farmers who can store their produce longer can take advantage of better prices, as market prices can fluctuate dramatically over time

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Following vegetables from field to market in Cambodia

Posted on April 19, 2016
While in Cambodia, I visited a project working with women vegetable farmers who have been successfully practicing conservation agriculture. As a postharvest specialist, I have been advising the team remotely about postharvest handling and low-cost technologies.