ICT as tools to avoid losses in the value chain

TICS4FRUIT continues to make progress in improving the fruit supply chain

TICS4FRUIT continues advancing its study of the processes that cause the most losses in fruit after production in order to develop technological solutions that minimize these losses and maintain the original quality of the product. The ultimate goal of this supra-autonomous operating group is to improve and optimize the fruit harvesting and distribution chain.

To achieve this, the group is identifying and quantifying the critical processes that record the most product losses. They are also defining and classifying the types of disorders suffered by fruits after harvest. Another line of action is defining the environmental parameters that must be controlled to maintain the marketed fruit's original quality throughout the post-harvest and distribution process.

The operational group also works hard to disseminate their work. On April 28, 2020, different managers participated in the online seminar 'How to improve traceability in the fruit and vegetable value chain', where they presented the bases of the project and the work they have carried out. The webinar was organized by ITENE, the Technological Institute of Packaging, Transport, and Logistics, one of the entities that make up the Operational Group, which is also made up by FEPEX, GEEZAR, and research organizations such as the University of Zaragoza, the PCTAD, and the Mercasa Foundation, through its network of markets.

The TICS4FRUIT Supra-autonomous Operational Group's Design of ICTs to optimize the post-harvest and fruit distribution chain is a national project being carried out in several autonomous communities, such as Aragon, Valencia, and Madrid. The project started in December last year and will end in July 2021.

For more information: www.fepex.es 

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