The Improvement of Rice Postharvest Technology in Sub-Optimal Land


  • Hasbi Hasbi Jurusan Teknologi Pertanian Universitas Fakultas Pertanian Sriwijaya Indralaya



Rice, quality, technology, postharvest


Hasbi. 2012. The Improvement of Rice Postharvest Technology in Sub-Optimal Land. PLSO 1(2):186-196.

Rice is the most exerted food crop commodity in Indonesia. Rice production has continuously been increased in order to support food security policy. Improvement of cultivation technology has been proved to increase rice production significantly.  Increase in rice production should be followed by the improvement of rice quality based on the standard and consumer preference. The improvement in  quality may also be enhanced by proper postharvest technology. Improvement of rice quality will result in more added value on rice. Therefore, proper technology which includes  production, harvest, and post harvest should be done in an integrated manner in order to increase  rice quality and at the same time decrease weight loss. Rice postharvest technology consists of harvesting, threshing, transportation, drying, cleaning and storage. These postharvest activities are often followed by  rice milling. However, farmers awareness and knowledge regarding  proper postharvest technology are lacking and its application is considered low. Improvement of postharvest handling technology should be prioritized to include three stages, which are  harvesting, threshing and drying due to high loss occured in these stages. The improvement  of harvest and postharvest technologies should incorporate human resource ability and  information dissemination based on the principles of Good Handling Practices (GHP).

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How to Cite

Hasbi, H. (2013). The Improvement of Rice Postharvest Technology in Sub-Optimal Land. Jurnal Lahan Suboptimal : Journal of Suboptimal Lands, 1(2).