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close this bookGuidelines for small-scale fruit and vegetable processors. (FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin - 127) (1997)
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FAO technical papers


1. Farm planning in the early stages of development, 1968 (E F S)

2. Planning for action in agricultural development, 1969 (E F S)

3. Karakul processing, 1969 (E)

4. Bread from composite flour, 1969 (E* F S)

5. Sun-drying of fruits and vegetables, 1969 (E F S)

6. Cashew nut processing, 1969 (E F S)

7. Technology for the production of protein foods from cottonseed flour, 1971 (E F S)

8. Cassava processing, 1971 (New edition, 1977, available in E, F and S in the FAO Plant Production and Protection Series, No. 3)

9. Worldwide list of food technology institutions, 1971 (E/F/S*)

10. Technology of production of edible flours and protein products from groundnuts, 1971 (E F S)

11. Technology of production of edible flours and protein products from soybean, 1971 (E F S)

12. A guide for instructors in organizing and conducting agricultural engineering training courses, 1971 (E F S)

12. Sup. 1 Elements of agricultural machinery, Vol. 1, 1977 (E S)

12. Sup. 2 Elements of agricultural machinery, Vol. 2, 1977 (E S)

13. Fruit juice processing, 1973 (E S)

14. Environmental aspects of natural resource management - agriculture and soils, 1972 (E F S)

15. Manual on sericulture:

Vol. 1 - Mulberry cultivation, 1976 (E F)
Vol. 2 - Silkworm rearing, 1973 (E F)
Vol. 3 - Silk reeling, 1972 (E F)

16. The use of aircraft in agriculture, 1972 (New edition, 1974, available in E, F and S in the FAO Agriculture Series, No. 2)

17. Airtight grain storage, 1973 (E F S)

18. Rice testing methods and equipment, 1973 (C E)

19. Cold storage - design and operation, 1973 (E F S)

19/2. Design and operation of cold stores in developing countries, 1984 (Ar E F S)

20. Processing of natural rubber, 1973 (E)

21. Rev. 1 Agricultural residues: world directory of institutions, 1978 (E/F/S)

21. Rev. 2 Agricultural residues: world directory of institutions, 1982 (E/F/S)

22. Rice milling equipment operation and maintenance, 1974 (C E)

23. Number not assigned

24. Worldwide list of textile research institutes, 1974 (E/F/S)

25. Molasses utilization, 1975 (E F S)

26. Tea processing, 1974 (E)

27. Some aspects of earth-moving machines as used in agriculture, 1975 (E)

28. Mechanization of irrigated crop production, 1977 (E)

29. Non-mulberry silks, 1979 (E)

30. Machinery servicing organizations, 1977 (E)

31. Rice-husk conversion to energy, 1978 (E)

32. Animal blood processing and utilization, 1982 (C E S)

33. Agricultural residues: compendium of technologies, 1978 (E/F/S)

33. Rev. 1 Agricultural residues: compendium of technologies, 1982 (E/F/S)

34. Farm management data collection and analysis, 1977 (E F S)

35. Bibliography of agricultural residues, 1978 (E/F/S)

36. China: rural processing technology, 1979 (E)

37. Illustrated glossary of rice-processing machines, 1979 (Multil)

38. Pesticide application equipment and techniques, 1979 (E)

39. Small-scale cane sugar processing and residue utilization, 1980 (E F S)

40. On-farm maize drying and storage in the humid tropics, 1980 (C E)

41. Farm management research for small farmer development, 1980 (C E F S)

42. China: sericulture, 1980 (E)

43. Food loss prevention in perishable crops, 1981 (E F S)

44. Replacement parts for agricultural machinery, 1981 (E F)

45. Agricultural mechanization in development: guidelines for strategy formulation, 1981 (E F)

46. Energy cropping versus food production, 1981 (E F S)

47. Agricultural residues: bibliography 1975-81 and quantitative survey, 1982 (E/F/S)

48. Plastic greenhouses for warm climates, 1982 (E)

49. China: grain storage structures, 1982 (E)

50. China: post-harvest grain technology, 1982 (E)

51. The private marketing entrepreneur and rural development, 1982 (E F S)

52. Aeration of grain in subtropical climates, 1982 (E)

53. Processing and storage of foodgrains by rural families, 1983 (E F S)

54. Biomass energy profiles, 1983 (E F)

55. Handling, grading and disposal of wool, 1983 (Ar E F S)

56. Rice parboiling, 1984 (E F)

57. Market information services, 1983 (E F S)

58. Marketing improvement in the developing world, 1984 (E)

59. Traditional post-harvest technology of perishable tropical staples, 1984 (E F S)

60. The retting of jute, 1985 (E F)

61. Producer-gas technology for rural applications, 1985 (E F)

62. Standardized designs for grain stores in hot dry climates, 1985 (E F)

63. Farm management glossary, 1985 (E/F/S)

64. Manual on the establishment, operation and management of cereal banks, 1985 (E F)

65. Farm management input to rural financial systems development, 1985 (E F S)

66. Construction of cribs for drying and storage of maize, 1985 (E F)

67. Hides and skins improvement in developing countries, 1985 (C E F)

68. Tropical and sub-tropical apiculture, 1986 (E)

68/2. Honeybee mites and their control - a selected annotated bibliography, 1986 (E)

68/3. Control de calida de la miel y la cera, 1990 (S)

68/4. Beekeeping in Asia, 1986 (E)

68/5. Honeybee diseases and enemies in Asia: a practical guide, 1987 (E)

68/6. Beekeeping in Africa, 1990 (E)

69. Construction and operation of small solid-wall bins, 1987 (E)

70. Paddy drying manual, 1987 (E)

71. Agricultural engineering in development: guidelines for establishment of village workshops, 1988 (C E F)

72/1. Agricultural engineering in development - The organization and management of replacement parts for agricultural machinery, Vol. 1, 1988 (E)

72/2. Agricultural engineering in development - The organization and management of replacement parts for agricultural machinery, Vol. 2, 1988 (E)

73/1. Mulberry cultivation, 1988 (E)

73/2. Silkworm rearing, 1988 (E)

73/3. Silkworm egg production, 1989 (E)

73/4. Silkworm diseases, 1991 (E)

74. Agricultural engineering in development: warehouse technique, 1989 (E F S)

75. Rural use of lignocellulosic residues, 1989 (E)

76. Horticultural marketing - a resource and training manual for extension officers, 1989 (E F S)

77. Economics of animal by-products utilization, 1989 (E)

78. Crop insurance, 1989 (E S)

79. Handbook of rural technology for the processing of animal by-products, 1989 (E)

80. Sericulture training manual, 1990 (E)

81. Elaboración de aceitunas de mesa, 1991 (S)

82. Agricultural engineering in development: design and construction guidelines for village stores, 1990 (E F S)

83. Agricultural engineering in development: tillage for crop production in areas of low rainfall, 1990 (E)

84. Agricultural engineering in development: selection of mechanization inputs, 1990 (E F S)

85. Agricultural engineering in development: guidelines for mechanization systems and machinery rehabilitation programmes, 1990 (E)

86. Strategies for crop insurance planning, 1991 (E S)

87. Guide pour l’établissement, les opérations et la gestion des banques de céréales, 1991 (F)

88/1. Agricultural engineering in development - Basic blacksmithing: a training manual, 1991 (E S)

88/2. Agricultural engineering in development - Intermediate blacksmithing: a training manual, 1991 (E F S)

88/3. Agricultural engineering in development - Advanced blacksmithing: a training manual, 1991 (E F)

89. Post-harvest and processing technologies of African staple foods: a technical compendium, 1991 (E)

90. Wholesale markets - Planning and design manual, 1991 (E)

91. Agricultural engineering in development: guidelines for rebuilding replacement parts and assemblies, 1992 (E S)

92. Agricultural engineering in development: human resource development - training and education programmes, 1992 (E F S)

93. Agricultural engineering in development: post-harvest operations and management of foodgrains, 1994 (E F S)

94. Minor oil crops:

Part I - Edible oils
Part II - Non-edible oils
Part III - Essential oils, 1992. (E)

95. Biogas processes for sustainable development, 1992 (E F)

96. Small-scale processing of microbial pesticides, 1992 (E)

97. Technology of production of edible flours and protein products from soybeans, 1992 (E F)

98. Small-, medium- and large-scale starch processing, 1992 (E F)

99/1. Agricultural engineering in development: mechanization strategy formulation - Vol. 1, Concepts and principles, 1992 (E F S)

100. Glossary of terms for agricultural insurance and rural finance, 1992 (E F S)

101. Date palm products, 1993 (E)

102. Experiencias de mercadeo de pequeños agricultores en el marco de proyectos de desarrollo rural integrado, 1992 (S)

103. Banking for the environment, 1993 (E S)

104. Agricultural engineering in development: agricultural types, 1993 (E)

105. Apicultura práctica en América Latina, (S)

106. Promoting private sector involvement in agricultural marketing in Africa, 1993 (E F)

107. La comercialización de alimentos en los grandes centros urbanos de América Latina, 1993 (S)

108. Plant tissue culture: an alternative for production of useful metabolites, 1993 (E)

109. Grain storage techniques - Evolution and trends in developing countries, 1994 (E F)

110. Testing and evaluation of agricultural machinery and equipment - Principles and practices, 1994 (E S)

111. Low-cost, urban food distribution systems in Latin America, 1994 (E S)

112/1. Pesticide application equipment for use in agriculture - Vol. 1, Manually carried equipment, 1994 (E F)

112/2. Pesticide application equipment for use in agriculture - Vol. 2, Mechanically powered equipment, 1995 (E S)

113. Maintenance and operation of bulk grain stores, 1994 (E)

114. Seed marketing, 1994 (E)

115. La selección, prueba y evaluación de maquínas y equipos agrícolas, 1995 (E F S)

116. Safeguarding deposits - Learning from experience, 1995 (E)

117. Quality assurance for small-scale rural food industries, 1995 (E)

118. Pollination of cultivated plants in the tropics, 1995 (E)

119. Fruit and vegetable processing, 1995 (E)

120. Inventory credit - An approach to developing agricultural markets, 1995 (E)

121. Retail markets planning guide, 1995 (E)

122. Harvesting of textile animal fibres, 1995 (E)

123. Hides and skins for the tanning industry, 1995 (E)

124. Value-added products from beekeeping, 1996 (E)

125. Market information services - Theory and practice, 1997 (E)

126. Strategic grain reserves - Guidelines for their establishment, management and operation, 1997 (E)

127. Guidelines for small-scale fruit and vegetable processors, 1997 (E)

Availability: November 1997

Ar - Arabic
C - Chinese
E - English
F - French
P - Portuguese
S - Spanish

Multil - Multilingual
* Out of print
** In preparation

The FAO Technical Papers are available through the authorized FAO Sales Agents or directly from Sales and Marketing Group, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.

This bulletin is intended to assist planners and field workers who are involved in the promotion of small-scale fruit and vegetable processing in developing countries. Entrepreneurs can also find the information contained in the publication helpful for practical implementation of the different aspects that are needed to ensure a successful business. The bulletin also includes methods of business planning, market research, securing agreements with suppliers and retailers and financial management.