Entries by Postharvest Network Back Office

Postharvest presentation to Thai delegation

Heike Axmann (coordinator of the Postharvest Network) and Eelke Westra (senior scientist Postharvest at Wageningen University & Research) gave a presentation last month on Postharvest Losses and Food Waste to a Thai delegation from the Deputy Director General. Thailand is geographically well positioned to export products into the Asian market. However, supplying the international instead of […]

Postharvest workshop during FAB Forum

What economic opportunities do postharvest losses present? And what can the Postharvest Network (PHN) do to help your organization to capitalize these opportunities? This is what has been discussed during a presentation the PHN held, together with BoP Inc, during the NABC Francophone African Business (FAB) Forum on June 19th. During the presentation, we provided […]

Join the Food Connection Challenge!

Are you an SME in Nigeria or Benin, active in the agri & food sector and struggling with issues related to storing, processing, cleaning, grading, handling or transporting of (processed) agricultural products? Join the Food Connection Challenge! In 2018, the Food Connection Challenge calls upon SMEs in Nigeria and Benin to submit their innovative ideas […]

April 13th: AgriProFocus Network Day

The PostHarvestNetwork will host a workshop during the AgriProFocus Network Day on April 13th. During the session we want to inspire the public that business solutions are possible and worth exploring in order to reduce post harvest losses in a viable and sustainable way. We offer case-owners the opportunity to share their project, expertise and […]

21 & 22 March 2018 – Global Food Security Symposium

By 2050, Africa’s population will double, with 1 billion projected to be under 18 years old, and many others regions are experiencing similar trends. How can we harness the potential of this promising demographic to secure economic growth and stability? Global leaders, innovators, disruptors, and trailblazers are shaping the future of food and agriculture. Attend […]

19 March 2018 – Free online course postharvest losses

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a free online course on postharvest losses and prevention measures. This course provides an overview of the issue of postharvest loss of grains by exploring essential physical, technical, and social dimensions of postharvest supply chains and loss prevention methods globally. The course starts on 19 March 2018, register here: […]

A look at PHL in horticulture crops in Ethiopia

A study was undertaken to identify the causes of the postharvest losses of horticultural crops along postharvest chain and set solutions for the identified and prioritized problems related with horticultural crop management in Jimma town. The study was published in the Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development in January 2018, and is available in full […]

Stop Food loss and waste – Dutch innovations for efficient food chains in emerging markets

Postharvest Network workshop December 13, 2017 – On December 13, 2017, the Postharvest Network organized a break-out session during the AgriFoodTech Platform conference, exploring opportunities for the Dutch agrofood sector in the reduction of food loss and waste in emerging markets. The session started with a presentation by Michiel van Erkel from the Dutch Ministry […]

Postharvest Network break-out session “Stop food waste”

During the AgriFoodTech Platform Congress in ‘s-Hertogenbosch the Postharvest Network is organizing a break-out session entitled “Stop food waste; Dutch innovations for efficient food chains in emerging markets”. The session takes place on December 13, 2017 from 11:15 till 12:45, will be held in English and the entrance is free. The break-out session focuses on […]