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close this book Food Chain - Number 22 - January 1998
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View the document Greetings
View the document Research notes - utilisation of tomato processing by-products
View the document Shea nut processing - possibilities and problems in the choice of technology for women
View the document Booklines
View the document Weaning foods
View the document Latin America pages
View the document Coconut processing in the Mekong delta
View the document Asia pages


Any further information can be obtained by writing to Mr G. Nlaiadakis, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 5 Heroon Polytechniou St., 15780 Zografou, Athens, Greece.

This issue of Food Chain brings you an exciting new feature - the Latin America pages -which result from the requests of readers in this region. In similar style to the Asia pages, these pages provide a platform for readers from Latin America to share their experiences of food processing with other readers of Food Chain. Our colleagues in IT Peru currently produce a Spanish version of Food Chain- Cadena Alimentaria - which is circulated within Latin America. To date, Cadena Alimentaria has taken relevant material from the English version of Food Chain and translated it into Spanish to produce three editions. These three editions have aroused a great deal of interest amongst readers, who have requested more editions and more material and ideas from outside the Latin American region. In future, IT Peru will translate all editions of Food Chain in parallel with the English version which will make the journal more accessible to many of our readers.

An extensive network of organisations involved in rural agro-industry throughout Latin America - PRODAR - has been established over the last ten years. This network will be used both to collect experiences and ideas for publication in Food Chain and for distribution of the journal. The Latin America pages are your vehicle for sharing project information with an audience of over 20,000 readers around the world. The success of the pages depends on inputs from yourselves. Please send any material which is informative and will be of use to other readers to our office in Peru. You may write in Spanish or English. Please address your material to Daniel Rodriguez, Agro Processing Programme Manager, IT Peru, Casilla Postal 18-0620, Lima 18, Peru. Tel 511 446 7324/4447055/447-5127. Fax 511 446 6621. E-mail:

As always we hope that you find the information within these pages both useful and interesting. If you know anyone who would find Food Chain useful and would like to receive it, please write giving their names and addresses.

Wishing you all a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year.