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CTA. 1996. Packaging. Spore 66. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Packaging 1996 41 pp price UKL7.95 ISBN 1 85339 334 7 IT Publications, 103/105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, UK in association with UNIFEM
Good packaging can perform three functions: it acts as a container, enabling a chosen quantity of a product to be handled as a unit during distribution and storage; it helps to protect against damage and spoilage; and it can communicate information about the contents. Good packaging improves the presentation of foodstuffs, increasing their market value as well as their convenience in handling. Packaging discusses these functions in detail and looks at traditional and mechanized packaging systems for use small-scale producers. Case studies from around the world examine the introduction of improved packaging technology. Manufacturers and organizations which can help small businesses are listed. Packaging 1996 41 pp price UKL7.95 ISBN 1 85339 334 7 IT Publications, 103/105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, UK in association with UNIFEM