International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation (IJPTI)
IJPTI offers a scientific forum for dissemination of innovative research
findings and industry best practices on postharvest handling techniques,
agro-processing and marketing of food and biological products of plant and
animal origin. IJPTI will address scientific, engineering, technological,
policy and developmental issues pertaining to postharvest management aimed
at reducing the incidence of food losses, maintenance and assurance of
quality, safety and traceability of products.
Particular emphasis will be given to postharvest innovation, the
transformation of knowledge and technologies into useful products and
services in agri-food/biological industries, as a key driver of economic
growth and improved standards of living in rural-based economies.
The objective of IJPTI is to establish an effective and timely channel for
multidisciplinary communication between experts in academic and research
institutions, practitioners and professionals working in
agriculture/horticulture and related industries, policy makers, government,
and non-governmental agencies involved in postharvest technology and
It also provides a forum to present and discuss best practices in
postharvest technology as a strategy for linking farmers to markets using
appropriate technologies for product quality maintenance, quantity
conservation, value-addition and marketing.
Special attention will be paid to research findings and innovative best
practices which have practical application to reduce the incidence of
losses, maintain product quality, extend shelf-life and enhance the
marketing potential of fresh and processed food products.
Industry practitioners, including rural development agencies, can showcase
successful postharvest technology interventions and their impacts in income
generation, employment, poverty alleviation and improvement of food security
in developing and transitional countries.
Articles that demonstrate the economic and nutritional potential of
underutilised and underexploited species (both plant and animal) and novel
food process technologies to improve food value, enhance food security,
reduce malnutrition and alleviate poverty are welcome. IJPTI will promote
the adoption of improved postharvest techniques and procedures and a total
systems approach as strategies for linking resource-poor farmers to markets
based on the premise that knowledge sharing and innovation is a pillar for
sustaining the livelihood of farmers and postharvest operators.
ISSN (Online): 1744-7569
ISSN (Print): 1744-7550
Dr. Linus U. Opara
Director, Agricultural Experiment Station / Associate Professor
Sultan Qaboos University
College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences
P.O. Box 34
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Current Issue: Volume 1 Number 1 2006
Date: 28 March 2006