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Information Network on Post Harvest Operations (FAO INPhO)

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Online Location
Publication date
Type of Publication:
Online platforms & databases
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Focus Topic:
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Knowledge Management
Type of Risk:
Managerial & operational
Biological & environmental
Logistical & infrastructural
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Information Network on Post-Harvest Operations (INPhO) was designed by FAO with the support and collaboration of GTZ and CIRAD. The main objective is to increase the development of activities of the global post- harvest sector for tropical agricultural products for a better access to technical data and an exchange of information among the different post harvest actors. Food security has two legs: production and post-production, and only a well managed post-production system allows the consumer to have access to the food produced. In this context and to assist in preventing the loss of millions of tons of cereals, roots, tubers, fruits and vegetables in developing countries, caused by inadequate handling and storage, pest damage, transport and marketing problems, INPhO started to operate. In the site you can find fact sheets on products, equipment, traditional storage, a photo gallery, and a document and video library.