Special issue 'Advances in postharvest process systems' [Editorial]

Onwude, Daniel I. and Chen, Guangnan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8460-9224 (2021) Special issue 'Advances in postharvest process systems' [Editorial]. Processes, 9:1426.

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The world population is predicted to increase from the present 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050, demanding a significant increase in food supply and production. However, around 25–30% of food is wasted worldwide every year due to poor postharvest supply chain design and management in different stages of the food supply chain, including postharvest handling, processing, and storage systems.

This special issue presents state-of-the-art information on the important innovations and research in the agricultural and food industry. Different novel technologies and
their implementation to optimize postharvest processes and reduce losses are reviewed and explored. In particular, it examines a range of recently developed and improved technologies and systems to help the industry and growers to manage and minimize postharvest losses, enhance reliability and sustainability in the postharvest food value chain, and generate high-quality products that are both healthy and appealing to consumers.

This special issue consists of three sections, focusing on food storage and preservation technologies [1–4], food processing technologies [5–8], and the applications of advanced mathematical modeling and computer simulations [9–11]. We wish to acknowledge the expert contributions of all authors here. We also wish to acknowledge and thank MDPI staff for their professional assistance in editing the published articles. We sincerely hope that this special issue will assist all readers and stakeholders working in or are associated with the fields of agriculture, agri-food chain, and technology development and promotion. After all, efficient postharvest technology is an essential and key factor underlying future global food security, and ultimately human survival and development.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2021 05:34
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 05:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: postharvest, process
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4099 Other engineering > 409901 Agricultural engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8202 Horticultural Crops > 820299 Horticultural Crops not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 26 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 2603 Grains and seeds > 260399 Grains and seeds not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9081426
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43278

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