Dr. S. Mangaraj
The Agro Produce Processing Division conducts research and development related to primary and secondary processing of agricultural commodities such as cereals, pulses, oilseeds, millets, fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, etc. The research activities aim at reduction of post-harvest losses, value addition and additional income generation to the farmers. Need-based trainings of the stakeholders are also one of the major activities of the division.
The division has mainly following three thrust areas under which all research activities are carried out:
1. Value chain for post-harvest management of fresh fruits and vegetables.
2. Protocols for food quality and safety.
3. Improve nutritional security by value addition of fruits and vegetables.