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Study on handing process and quality degradation of oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFB)

Mat Sharif, Zainon and Mohd Taib, Norhasnina and Yusof, Mohd Sallehuddin and Rahim, Mohammad Zulafif and Mohd Tobi, Abdul Latif and Othman, Mohd Syafiq (2017) Study on handing process and quality degradation of oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFB). IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 203 (012027). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1757899X

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Abstract

The main objective of this study is to determine the relationship between quality of oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFB) and handling processes. The study employs exploratory and descriptive design, with quantitative approach and purposive sampling using self-administrated questionnaires, were obtained from 30 smallholder respondents from the Southern Region, Peninsular Malaysia. The study reveals that there was a convincing relationship between quality of oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFB) and handling processes. The main handling process factors influencing quality of oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFB) were harvesting activity and handling at the plantation area. As a result, it can be deduced that the handling process factors variable explains 82.80% of the variance that reflects the quality of oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFB). The overall findings reveal that the handling process factors do play a significant role in the quality of oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFB).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oil palm fresh fruit bunches; handling processes
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2018 01:14
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2018 01:14
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10335
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