NETWORK ON POST-HARVEST OPERATIONS
Visiting Scientist to FAO/AGSI
Network on Post-harvest Operations (INPhO)
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INPhO expansion and redesign
The “Information Network on Post-harvest Operations” had been in the
Internet for more then two years now. In this period the project has received
a lot of feedback, suggestions and recommendation. During the last month
the INPhO team made great efforts to incorporate a big part of these comments.
The result of this is:
Redesign of the Cookbook (Recettes de cuisine,
Recetas de cocina)
The INPhO Cookbook is now available with improved search functions
and a new design. It provides 795 dishes containing more than 500 different
ingredients from 26 commodity groups. The recipes originate from more than
Redesign of the Who’s Who (Qui est qui, Quién
The Who’s Who was one of the first INPhO applications. As of today
174 Experts from 40 countries have provided their personal profiles. Like
the Cookbook the Who’s Who has undergone a redesign. Besides the different
look a search for countries or cities and a free keyword search were added
to the functionalities. As before experts can add and up-date their personal
details via an online input interface.
Traditional Storage (Stockages vivriers traditionnels,
The database on Traditional Storage provides detailed information on
the construction of traditional stores and storage techniques in Africa.
The main purpose of this database is to give extension workers and others
some ideas of the many traditional ways of storing food crops in order
to provide ideas where small improvements in the light of new technologies
and needs can create a well adapted store. The database can be searched
by stored products, building materials and/or countries, as well by ethnic
Image Gallery (Galerie d'images, Galería
In the Image Gallery a wide range of pictures covering subjects such
as stores, insects, storage damage, equipment, processing and many others
can be found. The gallery can be browsed page by page or you can search
it by country, commodity and/or topic.
Link Database (Banque de liens, Banca de Enlaces)
In the Link Database more than 200 post-harvest related links can be
found. They can be search by URL, organization, country, topic or information
type. A summary and keywords as well as countries and commodities of relevance
describe each link.
Ph-Store & Ph-Shop (Grenier-Pr & Echoppe-Pr,
Almacén-Pc & Tienda-Pc)
A visit to the Ph-Store will give direct access to all INPhO applications,
including the databases already described. It guides to information according
to the logic of the search and the subject. It’s recommendable to enter
INPhO via the Ph-Store, if a very specific search, e.g. for the address
of an Expert or an Institution, should be performed.
Entering the site via the Ph-Shop the search possibilities are not
particularly specific, but several databases can be searched at the same
time and a useful overview can be obtained.
It now is possible to download complete publications from the INPhO
Virtual Library to the harddisk as a compressed zip-file. After unzipping
they can be read locally without connecting to the Internet. The “Document
Download Help” within “Help & Glossary” guides through the process.
All new and improved tools are available in English and French. Some parts
of the Cookbook are also available in Spanish. The Spanish version will
be added as soon as possible.
INPhO would be happy to receive contributions for one or more of the
elements described. Of course contributors and/or their organization will
receive full credit with their names mentioned as the source of the information
provided. All copyrights remain with the originator. In exchange for data
INPhO can provide the databases and its structures for local use of institutions
The INPhO website can be found at <http://www.fao.org/inpho/>.
The networks e-mail is <email@example.com>.
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