Entries by Postharvest Network Back Office

Vacancy Domain Builder Eliminating Food Waste at Maersk Growth

Maersk Growth is looking for a Domain Builder Eliminating Food Waste. Growth is the Venture Builder & Accelerator within Maersk focusing on building companies from scratch and accelerating the right start-ups to scale and size. Application for this job post is possible until December 29, 2017. Domain Builder The Domain Builder will be responsible for […]

Efficient horticultural supply chains in Argentina

Argentina invites the Dutch golden triangle to cooperate in the horticultural sector and agrologistics. On November 23, 2017 the new Argentine minister of AgroIndustry, Mr. Luis Etchevehere, opened a seminar on Modern Horticultural Supply Chains at the Mercado Central in Buenos Aires, organized together with the Dutch TopSector Horticulture & Starting Materials, the Postharvest Network […]

Brazil and EU Dialogue on food waste

On October 31, 2017, Nina Waldhauer represented the Postharvest Network at the “Brazil and EU Dialogue on food waste”. Nina’s key message was that well developed postharvest technology and agrologistics are important drivers for maintaining the quality of products throughout the entire value chain. Brazil and the EU being valuable partners to each other have […]

World Food India

At the beginning of November, the World Food India trade fair took place in Delhi for the first time. The event was organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industry, illustrating the priority of Prime Minister Modi’s government to take processing, logistics and refrigeration chains to a higher level. The emergence of an urban middle […]

16 Nov 2017 – Food Waste 2017

New Food presents its inaugural one-day conference, “Food Waste: Reducing environmental impact and reaping business benefits”, on November 16, 2017 in Manchester, UK. This event pioneers the conversation on issues relating to food waste, from legislation to packaging and household trends. The World wastes approximately one third of food produced. The global issue of Food […]

Successful follow-up on Vietnam’s Conference “LET’S GET TO WORK”

On March 22-23, 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam and the Netherlands government organized the regional Conference on Food Security “LET’S GET TO WORK – building a food secure future”. As follow-up to Postharvest Network’s presence at that conference Nina Waldhauer and Françoise van den Broek visited Vietnam again from August […]

Mobile research facility enables quality control anywhere and at all times

With the “Cool – Research on the move” concept, research institutes and companies can now carry out independent research into the quality of local perishables wherever they are in the world. The result: less food waste, greater export opportunities and more jobs. This unique concept is a partnership between Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and […]

Reduction of postharvest losses and start-ups in Africa

On June 7, 2017, foodFIRST organized a Vijverbergsession[1] on agro-incubators in The Hague. Peter Ravensbergen was invited to perform a pitch on behalf of the Postharvest Network, presenting the lessons learned of the research “Do’s and Don’ts of Incubators”. . The study, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and performed by Wageningen […]