Cold chain

Training Workshop on Post-Harvest Technology and Cold Chain Management

The network’s first workshop was hosted by Amity University  Uttar Pradesh, India, a center of excellence from 20-22 March, 2012. It  provided training in the latest techniques in Post-Harvest Technology and Cold Chain Management. The workshop was targeted at quality control staff in small and medium-sized enterprises and the researchers and government staff working with them.

The Workshop programme for the 3-day workshop included (i) the influence of post-harvest operation, processing, packaging and storage on the quality of fruits included chemical stability and bioavailability of functional compounds; (ii) the classification of fruit products according to pH and ease of spoilage, problems of contamination, microbial growth on foods, and effects of low temperature on microbial growth; (iii) how the adoption of cold chains and emerging fruit processing technologies could support changes in traditional processing. All participants were provided with a Training Manual on Post-Harvest Technology, Processing and Cold Chain Management.

Workshop proceedings

Power point presentations given at the workshop:

 Use of Lactoperoxydase for post harvest treatment: case of mango  by Dr Max Reynes, UMR Qualisud TA, France.

Post-harvest technologies of indigenous fruits of Bangladesh: constraints and opportunities by Dr Modan Gopal Saha, Principal Scientific Officer, Dr Nazrul Islam, Senior Scientific Officer, Mohammad Mainuddin Molla, Scientific Officer, Horticulture Research Centre, BARI, Gazipur, Bangladesh and Ms Nazma Parvin Laizu, private entrepreneur, Nokshi Food Products, Savar, Dkaka, Bangladesh.

Present status, issues, and future trends in fruit and vegetable handling, distribution and marketing in Sri Lanka by Dr DAN Dharmasena, Dept. of Agric. Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya and Dr KH Sarananda Agriculture Enterprise Development and Information Service, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka.

The utilization of cashew apples in  Vietnam  by Duong Thi Ngoc Diep, Lecturer, Nong Lam University, Hochiminh City, Vietnam.

Influence of post- harvest operations, packaging and storage on the quality of fruits by Prof. Susanta K. Roy Professor Emeritus, Amity International Center for Postharvest Technology and Cold Chain Management, Amity University, Noida, India.

Different methods of processing, preparation of processed products and minimal processing of fruits by Prof  Susanta K. Roy, Professor Emeritus, Amity International Center for Postharvest Technology and Cold Chain Management, Amity University,  Noida, India.

Biotechnological approaches in post-harvest management: an overview by Prof. Kailash Upadhyaya, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University,India.

Global conference on international network on safety and nutrition of fruits and vegetables by P.L. Kaul, Managing Director, Mariental India Private Limited.

Indigenous fruits and vegetables of India and their derivatives by Dr Charanjit Kaur, Division of Post-Harvest Technology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New  Delhi 110 012.

Dilemma within Indian Food Processing Industry by Mr Sagar Kurade, Director, Sumon Consultants Pvt. Ltd. India.

Cold Chain Management by Mr Sanjay Gupta, Executive Director, Infra Cool, India.

Modern Energy Efficient Cold Storage Construction and Insulation System by Mr K. K. Mitra, Vice President, Lloyd  Insulation(India) Ltd.