Course on Post-harvest Handling of Fruits By Dr. Phebe Ding

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Date(s) - 05/11/2015
8:00 am - 5:15 pm

Dewan Pertanian, Faculty of Agriculture

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Post-harvest losses of fruits in Malaysia is up to 20-50% of total production. High post-harvest losses in terms of quantity and quality have reduced productivity and marketability which in turn cause financial losses to growers, distributors and marketers.

In order to reduce these losses, post-harvest technology and management should be applied throughout the value chain starting from the farm, harvesting, packing house operation, storage, distribution and marketing. Thus, a course is conducted to create awareness on the importance of post-harvest handling in producing quality fruits for domestic and export markets.

This course covers:

(i) the overview of fruits post-harvest physiology;

(ii) fruit quality and its standard;

(iii) fruit post-harvest operation.

In the first section of course, the basic post-harvest physiology of fruits such as respiration and role of ethylene in fruit ripening will be shared. This is because the physiology of the fruit affects the post-harvest handling of a produce. Standardization is an important determinant in maintaining business competitiveness in the market place. Therefore, in the second section of the course, standards that are commonly used in the domestic and international markets (developed by SIRIM, FAMA and Codex) will be discussed using selected fruits. The last section of the course will be emphasizing on the proper post-harvest operations, which begins with harvesting and ends at distribution. A good post-harvest operation is able to minimize post-harvest losses and also be able to prolong post-harvest life of fruits.


Before 21 August 2015: RM 150 (Member );  RM 200 (Non-member)

After 21 August 2015: RM 200 (Member );  RM 250 (Non-member)


The registration fee is inclusive of 2 refreshments, 1 lunch, course materials and a certificate of attendance. The course will be conducted in Mandarin.


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