From Farm-to-Fork: A pictorial Mini Review on Nano-Farming of Vegetables

Document Type : Review


1 Vegetable crops Department , Agriculture and Biological Division- National Research Centre

2 Soil and Water Dept., Kafrelsheikh Uni.

3 Agricultural Microbiology, Soil, Water and Environment Research Institute, Giza, Egypt

4 Microbiology department, Soil, Water and Environment Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center.

5 Horticulture Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelshiekh University

6 Horticulture Dept., Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh Uni., Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt and College of Agricultural and Food Sciences, King Faisal University, Al-Hassa 31982, Saudi Arabia

7 DE MÉK, Institute of Animal Science, Biotechnology and Nature Conservation, Department of Animal Husbandry, Nanofood Laboratory, Debrecen University, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary


As a backbone of any nation, agriculture is the main supplier for our needed from food, feed, fiber and fuel. The production of vegetables is one on the main pillars of the agricultural production for human nutrition. This production nowadays has a serious problem, which may lead to many problems for human health. So, the “from farm to fork or F2F” initiative was launched last 2020 for healthy and eco-friendly food system. This study is a photographic mini-review on the strategy of F2F and the importance to produce healthy food like edible vegetables. The main targets of this strategy may include preventing food loss and waste, sustaining the production, and processing of food, its distribution, and consumption. The nano-farming expresses on using different nanomaterials in different agricultural practices of vegetables like nano-priming, nanofertilization, nano-pesticides, nano-harvesting, and nano-postharvest. The current work was designed to answer about the main question: can nano-farming support the F2F strategy? More open questions will be presented in this study.


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