Reduction of wastage during post-harvest handling of bananas in the Sudan

Authors

  • H. Silvis Food Research Centre, P.O. Box 213, Khartoum, Sudan
  • A.K. Thompson Food Research Centre, P.O. Box 213, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Sulafa Khalid Musa Food Research Centre, P.O. Box 213, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Omer Mohamed Salih Food Research Centre, P.O. Box 213, Khartoum, Sudan
  • Yahia Magzoub Abdulla Food Research Centre, P.O. Box 213, Khartoum, Sudan

Abstract

Good quality bananas can be produced in the Sudan, but owing to the system of handling fruits very high post-harvest wastages occur and quality on the local market is poor. Investigations into field dehanding of bananas, wrapping and fungicidal treatments to reduce wastage are described. The most successful method under Sudanese conditions was field dehanding combined with placing hand in polyethylene film bags for transport.

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Research Papers