Contact Person – Mrs. Sheron Evans-McFarlane (Senior Food Storage Scientist)
The objective of this unit is to reduce postharvest
loss of perishable commodities entering commerce.
|FSPID staff members participate in
a sensory evaluation of stored
sweet potato conducted by the
Post-harvest Technology Unit.
|The Post-harvest Technology Unit
team evaluating cassava tubers
after eight weeks of storage
Provides solutions to postharvest problems confronting
the exporter, retailer and farmer so that losses due
to deterioration of perishables (e.g. fruits, vegetables,
root crops and ornamentals) during handling, packaging
and transportation are minimized
Consultations re proper handling methods, appropriate
packaging techniques, storage conditions and methods,
proper transportation and floor plan design of packing
Training in postharvest technology
Research for clients requiring adapted technology as
certain conditions may have to be modified to suit the
Keeps farmers, retailers and exporters up to date with
technology through adaptive research
Inspection of supermarkets, packing houses and other
food storage facilities.
Cassava tubers being examined in the unit's environmental chamber.