Postharvest Information Resoruces

The Food and Feed Grains Institute based at Kansas State University provides assistance in postharvest grain systems that include grain storage, processing, marketing and agribusiness development. Activities of the institute are concentrated in the areas of research, technology transfer, and training in drying, storage, handling, processing, and marketing of cereal grains and legumes.

The Postharvest Documentation Service of the Food and Feed Grains Institute maintains a data base of bibliographic information on postharvest topics. Subjects include storage pests, storage losses, grain conditioning and drying, storage facilities, and grain marketing. The Service provides paper or microfiche copies of documents, document citation listings, and computerized document searches.

Post-Harvest Technology Unit, at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture has projects which focus on cassava and soybean preservation. Village-scale food processing centers have been established to cut loss of cassava tubers.

The Postharvest Institute for Perishables Information Center (PIPIC) has in its files nearly 11,000 documents on the handling of perishable crops. This literature is computerized for ready retrieval, and is available to any individual or organization upon request.

PIPIC provides assistance through USAID missions, international aid donors, or local government programs in the form of technical assistance, adaptive research, short courses, workshops, individualized training, library services, and information networking.

For more information:

Kansas State Food and Feed Grains Institute
Postharvest Documentation Service
Shellenberger Hall, Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kan. 66506-2203 U.S.A.
FAX: 913-532-6161

Postharvest Institute for Perishables Info. Center
University of Idaho, College of Agriculture
Moscow, Idaho 83843 U.S.A.
FAX: 208-885-6654

Post-Harvest Technology Unit, IITA
Dr. Y W Jeon
PMB 5320