Panama: New Center for Post Harvest Agricultural Technology

More than $16 million per year are lost post harvest, so the center will be built with an investment of $2.6 million.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The study by the Institute of Agricultural Marketing (IMA) showed the loss volume and noted that it comes from the post-harvest handling of 25 food products. These results provide the basis for the creation of the Center for Post-Harvest Agricultural Technology.

Marianela Palacios wrote for "Among the activities to be conducted at the center are development and validation studies of methods and technologies such as sanitary and fungistatic treatments, controlled atmospheres, fan-drying, ripening acceleration processes with ethylene, mechanized packing lines and cold chains, among others, for the preservation of fruit, vegetables, roots and tubers, said the IMA."

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