September 1st, 2013 – April 30th, 2015
Output 5 : Value addition through post-harvest processing, storage and labeling of food legumes investigated
Activity 1 : Analyze and document post-harvest and storage conditions of grain legumes
Conduct a survey with producers, collectors and storage of food legumes on post-harvest treatments and storage conditions ;
Collect samples during survey and identify the principal pathogens (pests (including species of weevils), fungal and viral diseases, nematodes and seeds of weeds and parasitic plants such as broomrape, dodder ...) and their relative importance (incidence, severity, ...)
Activity 2 : Promote local value addition activities (cleaning, grading, processing, labeling etc.)
Development of a technological process for the preparation of canned Bissara by the use of local ecotypes of beans in the region Taounate
a survey on different methods of preparation of Bissara from faba bean (The main communities are: Beni Walid, Mirnissa, Ain Aicha, Bouhouda and Khlafa).
Determination of chemical and technological characteristics (20 samples will be analyzed for protein, mineral, fiber, dry matter content and for the yield in shelling and cooking test).
Development of methodology for industrialization of the process of preparing the canning Bissara from local ecotypes with good nutritional and hygienic quality