This Agrodok is a practical manual that describes the methods and materials that can be used by small-scale producers and traders in developing countries to package agricultural products either for storage or sale.
Good packaging prevents food stuffs, for example, becoming damaged through crushing or being contaminated by insects, micro-organisms or odours. Appropriate packaging also preserves the quality, value and marketability of foods by preventing leakage and spillage.
This booklet deals with the protective packaging of cereals, legumes, cooking oils, horticultural commodities as well as animal products such as meat, fish, milk and eggs. The types of containers most suitable for these products are described and there is a special section on the use of cartons, jars and bottles that can be used for retail products. The importance of labeling is also stressed as well as the precautions that need to be taken to make sure packaged products are not tampered with.
Sample PDF: Packaging of agricultural products
No. of pages: 70