Entries by Postharvest Network Back Office

07 Dec 2015 – A Sustainable Food Future: Production, Supply & Consumption

Following the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in September 2015, the implications of the agreed goals on the global food system need to be addressed.   A key feature of the Sustainable Development Goals is the recognition of interdependencies across the food system between production and consumption, resource use, international policies, […]

04 Dec 2015 – Launch Platform on Measurement & Reduction of Food Loss & Waste

This side event of the FAO Council will launch the FAO and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Technical Platform on Food Loss and Waste and highlight knowledge and concrete steps required to scale-up food loss and waste prevention and reduction.  During the Turkish G20 Presidency, FAO provided significant inputs to the G20 work both […]

Post-harvest Management Workshops Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina – 19-23 October 2015

Organized on behalf of Mr Maarten Wegen, Agriculture Attaché, Agriculture Department, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with Regional Offices for Agriculture in both Serbia as well as in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In cooperation with the University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Agronomy in Cacak, Serbia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Two […]

Movie “Dutch Expertise to reduce food losses in the fresh chains”

In the Netherlands knowledge, skills and experience have led to optimized logistical processes from harvest to consumption of perishable agricultural products. Every link of the chain is adapted to the specific needs of a product and as a consequence losses in the logistics food chain are reduced to a minimum. The solutions created in the […]

20 Nov 2015 – Wicked World – Bee Collective session

On November 20, 2015, the Bee-Collective is organizing the Bee Collective Festival. The F&BKP is supporting and co-orginazing a Wicked World – Bee Collective session in Nairobi, Kenya. The session “Potato losses, Value chain efficiency and Food security” is organized together with Wicked Problems Plaza and the Postharvest Network and forms part of the Bee Collective Festival (by invitation only). The Bee Collective Festival will address different wicked problems […]

17-18 Nov 2015 – Envisioning a Future without Food Waste and Food Poverty

This academic conference is designed as a multidisciplinary deliberation forum. It aims to provide us with an opportunity to discuss significant challenges facing the global food system in the 21st Century.  The University of the Basque country is hosting the Conference at its Paraninfo, the Bizkaia Aretoa (in front of the Iberdrola Tower and the […]

19 Oct 2015 – Food Security Seminars Netherlands – Palestine

On Thursday October 29, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs are organizing the second edition of the Dutch-Palestinian Bilateral Cooperation Forum. During the event, Maastricht School of Management is organizing three Food Security Seminars. Modernization of agriculture is an important theme in the Palestinian Territories. The seminars are meant […]

Start of “Fit-to-Purpose” approach in Agro-food Value Chains

The Fit-to-Purpose programme is an initiative by the Postharvest Network in cooperation with Pure Birds and supported by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. The objective of this programme is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation of Dutch companies in agro-food value chains in developing countries. The approach is aimed at the development of simple and […]

7 Nov 2015 – Innovation in Tackling Food Waste Event

This joint Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) and ESRC Festival event will feature a number of presentations from academics and practitioners as well as opportunities for interactive discussion targeted towards organisations mitigating waste, catering and retail businesses, and anyone with an interest in the topic. The event will: Share findings on why individuals throw away food to help […]