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Investigation and Analysis of Fruits and Vegetables Transportation

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20 - June 23, 2010  1009660.(doi:10.13031/2013.31934)
Authors:   Enli Lü, Huazhong Lu, Dongxia Zhang, Zhou Yang, Yanhua Liu
Keywords:   Keywords: Transportation, Fruits and vegetables, Strategy, Fresh keeping

The planting area of fruits and vegetables accounts for 18% of the total area of crops in China, and the annual output of fruits and vegetables is more than 700 million tons,ranking the first in the world. However, about 20~25% of fruits and 30% of vegetables was lost due to decay. Unreasonable transportation is one of the main reasons in the lost of fruits and vegetables. The key tasks for domestic fruits and vegetables industry are to improve the quality of fruits and vegetables, to strength food security and increase the value of fruits and vegetables. In this article, through studying on domestic fruits and vegetables transportation,the status was investigated,and the main questions which existed in domestic fruits and vegetables transportation were analyzed. Combining with the national conditions,some suggestions were proposed in policies support , research, transportation mode, industry association and so on,which provided references for domestic fruits and vegetables transportation in China.

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