Food & beverage technology
The Complete Manual of Small-scale Food Processing
Small-scale food processing is important worldwide. For individual processors, it is highly accessible as a start-up business, especially for women; farmers and fishermen can readily diversify into processing to increase their incomes; and high added-value enables processors to earn an income from r...
Small-Scale Food Processing
This completely revised and expanded second edition is the essential reference guide for all those involved in food processing on a small- or medium-scale. Extensively illustrated , clearly laid out and easy to use. A vital reference tool for business advisers and trainers, development workers and f...
Drying Food for Profit
This book has been written for existing and prospective entrepreneurs who wish to produce dry foods commercially at small and medium scale. Great effort has been made to use simple language but at the same time to examine all relevant technical aspects.
Training in Food Processing
Mike Battcock, Sue Azam-Ali, Peter Fellows
This book shows how to provide effective training in food processing, which can open up opportunities for individuals who lack business experience. It explains the importance of needs assessment, course preparation, monitoring and follow-up, and the value of practical work and opportunities for trai...
Packaging can perform three functions: it acts as a container; it helps to protect against damage and spoilage; and it can communicate information about the contents. Packaging discusses these functions in detail and looks at traditional and mechanized packaging systems for use by small-scale produc...
This book outlines traditional methods of processing milk to produce cheese, butter, yoghurt and other milk products, and discusses how hygiene and quality control can be improved. It avoids introducing completely new products or processes, but suggests low-cost modifications to traditional methods...
This book is an introduction to the principles of drying and gives an indication of the range of technologies available, along with case studies examining the use of improved drier designs.
The Manual Screw Press for Small-Scale Oil Extraction
Manual oil extraction from peanuts or other soft oil-seeds can be a viable enterprise for small businesses. This book describes small-scale processes of oil-extraction for possible use in rural areas, as well as ways to market and distribute the oilcake.
Focuses on the processing of four cereals - maize (or corn), rice, sorghum and wheat. A useful guide for those intending to set up a cereal-processing enterprise. Topics include harvesting, threshing, storage, milling, hulling, baking and fermenting.
Traditional milling is a time-consuming and laborious task for rural women, and there is a great need to mechanize this operation. However, traditional milling practices have many nutritional advantages for children and women which are not associated with the new milling techniques and instead of be...