Special Issue "New Approaches to the Storage and Effective Processing of Agricultural Products"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Product Quality and Safety".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 193

Special Issue Editors

Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Science, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: postharvest physiology of fruit and vegetables; postharvest technologies to preserve overall quality; functional and nutritional quality; native resources valorization; pomology
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Science, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: biodiversity; ecosystem functioning; carbon cycling; forest management; biomass estimation
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: post-harvest; food quality; food safety; storage; shelf life; edible coating; modified atmosphere packaging
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Agricultural products are highly nutritious and provide significant benefits for human health. They are also highly perishable and are thus easily susceptible to spoilage, leading to reduced quality attributes and consequent food loss. Over the years, cold chain technologies have been employed to reduce the quality loss of fruits and vegetables from farm to fork. However, many losses still occur during the packaging, pre-cooling, transportation, and storage of these fresh agricultural products. On the other hand, due to growing concerns about food safety and environmental issues, a major goal for the postharvest handling of agricultural products should emphasise both the effective preservation of the quality attributes, and the use of appropriate technologies that are considered safe with low, or no, adverse environmental impacts.

This Special Issue aims to cover the recent advances in the maintenance of agricultural product quality. We highly encourage papers that focus on new sustainable production practices, the innovative use of technology, quality evaluation, sustainability, consumer attitude, and creative product development in all steps of the production and distribution chain.

Dr. Giuseppe Sortino
Dr. Giovanna Sala
Dr. Ilenia Tinebra
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • pre-harvest
  • post-harvest storage
  • quality of fruit and vegetables
  • antioxidant
  • post-harvest
  • shelf-life
  • storability
  • sensory analysis
  • consumer choice
  • monitoring systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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