The book is only of its kind in the discipline of Agricultural and Food Engineering. It contains information and knowledge about various concepts and terminology used in agricultural processing and allied disciplines. Use of appropriate concepts and terminology facilitates a better understanding and clarity of the subject and leads towards a quality outputs. The book is in two parts. Part-1 gives information and knowledge about appropriate concepts and terminology used in agricultural processing for a better understanding of agricultural production to consumption system. The second part is a compilation of glossary of major terms used in agricultural processing and allied disciplines. It is expected that the book would be useful to students, teachers, scientists, policy makers, agro-entrepreneurs and to all those who have interest in knowing agriculture and its role in providing food, nutrition and other necessities of life to human beings and their accompanying livestock, for survival and performance.
Dr. Shukadev Mangaraj was born on 18 June 1975 at Mamia, in the District of Bolangir, Odisha, India. He passed the high school and Intermediate examination from Govt. Boys High School, Kantabanji, and B.J.B College, Bhubaneswar, with 1st division (distinction) in the year 1990 and 1992, respectively. He graduated in B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering) from Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar in 1996 with 1st division. He qualified for the ICAR, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), subsequently studied at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and received Master degree (Agricultural Engineering, specialization in Agricultural Structures and Process Engineering (AS&PE)) with 1st division (distinction) in 1998. He was selected for Agricultural Research Service in the discipline of AS&PE in the 1998 ARS batch. The author received Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is presently working as Senior Scientist (AS&PE) at Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal. He is a life member of the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE). He has worked in twelve research projects, developed nine prototypes, published 60 research papers in peer-reviewed journal, four books, and twenty one book chapters. He has been conferred with NAAS ASSOCIATE (2014) by the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi; received ISAE Commendation Award (2011) for outstanding contributions in the field of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology; Best Citizens of India Award (2012) in recognition of exceptional caliber and outstanding performance in the area of Agricultural Structures and Process Engineering from International Publishing House New Delhi, India; Rastriya Gaurav Award (2014) and Bharat Jyoti Award (2011) for meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable role in the field of research and development from India International