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Author Yahia, Elhadi M., author.

Published [Place of publication not identified] : BURLEIGH DODDS SCIENCE PU, 2023


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Burleigh Dodds series in agricultural science ; 157
Contents Intro -- Sustainable production and postharvest handling ofavocado -- Title Page -- Half Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Series list -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 Avocado: an introduction to the fruit and its pre- and postharvest processing -- 1 Introduction: origin and history -- 2 Global production and consumption -- 3 Avocado races and cultivars -- 4 General characteristics -- 5 Preand postharvest management: opportunities and challenges -- 6 Conclusion and future trends -- 7 What this book covers -- 8 Acknowledgements
9 Appendix: institutions and organizations involved with avocados -- 10 References -- Chapter 2 Nutritional value, health benefits and uses of avocado -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Nutritional compounds -- 3 Bioavailability -- 4 Potential health benefits of avocados -- 5 Folk medicinal, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and other applications -- 6 Potential allergic and toxic compounds -- 7 References -- Chapter 3 The global avocado industry -- 1 Introduction -- 2 America -- 3 Africa -- 4 The South Pacific -- 5 Europe and the Mediterranean -- 6 Asia -- 7 References
Chapter 4 Advances in pre-harvest management of avocado -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Flowering and pollination -- 3 Environmental conditions -- 4 Cultivars -- 5 Rootstocks -- 6 Propagation -- 7 Growing techniques -- 8 Soil management -- 9 Nutrition and fertility management -- 10 Irrigation and water management -- 11 Disease and pest management -- 12 References -- Chapter 5 Advances in postharvest physiology, technology and handling of fresh avocado -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Fruit physiological characteristics -- 3 Fruit physiological disorders -- 4 Postharvest diseases -- 5 Quarantine treatments
6 Maturity and ripening indices -- 7 Harvest -- 8 Postharvest treatments and packinghouse operations -- 9 References -- Chapter 6 Postharvest processing of avocado -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Important processing products -- 3 Examples of common processes -- 4 Hygiene and safety -- 5 References -- Chapter 7 Trade and marketing of avocado -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Mexican-US avocado trade model -- 3 Markets and marketing -- 4 Marketing at points of sale -- 5 Overview of costs and returns -- 6 Quality and safety standards for markets -- 7 References -- Index
Summary Avocado is one of the world's most economically important subtropical/tropical fruit crops, ranking fourth in export value behind bananas, grapes and apples. In the past 20 years, global avocado production has increased dramatically, with production now occurring in over 70 countries as a result of increased consumer demand. This growth in production and consumer demand has been attributed to the fruit's remarkable sensory, nutritional and nutraceutical properties. However, continued growth of the sector depends on optimising these properties, as well as improving the sustainability of pre-harvest cultivation and post-processing operations in the face of several challenges, including climate change. Built on a lifetime's experience from one of the world's leading experts in the field, Sustainable production and postharvest handling of avocado considers how the avocado value chain can be optimised to achieve this growth. The book includes seven chapters which each offer a detailed insight into different elements of avocado production, covering topics such as nutritional compounds and health benefits, cultivars, growing techniques, pest and disease management, as well as post-harvest physiology and treatment and handling. Written by a world-renowned expert, Sustainable production and postharvest handling of avocado will be a standard reference for commercial avocado growers, producers, processors and retailers, university and other researchers in tropical fruit science, as well as government and other private sector agencies supporting the sustainable production of avocados
Notes Professor Elhadi M. Yahia is Emeritus Professor (Investigador Nacional Emerito) at the Autonomous University of Querétaro, Mexico. He is also a Courtesy Professor at the University of Florida, USA. Professor Yahia has published 20 books in 3 languages and more than 400 book chapters and articles on post-harvest handling of fresh produce. He has worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) where he helped launch the Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction. He has served as a consultant to many organizations such as the FAO, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), USAID, USDA and ICARDA. He is member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, The Scientific Research Society (Sigma Xi) and The Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) of the World Food Logistics Organization
Print version record
Subject Avocado.
Sustainable agriculture.
Avocado -- Postharvest technology
sustainable agriculture (discipline)
TECHNOLOGY / Agriculture / Crop Science
TECHNOLOGY / Pest Control
TECHNOLOGY / Agriculture / Tropical Agriculture
Sustainable agriculture
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781003441687