Entries by Postharvest Network Back Office

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 […]

25 Aug 2017 – Dutch showcases; supply chain management in agribusiness

Nuffic Neso is organizing a logistics event in Vietnam on August 25, 2017, entitled “Dutch showcases – supply chain management in agribusiness”. Both Françoise van den Broek and Nina Waldhauer will be representing the Postharvest Network at the event. They will give more information on current developments and join in the discussions and Q&A session. […]

Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets Postharvest Network

On Monday July 10, 2017, Prime Minister Phuc met Dirk ‘t Hooft and Nina Waldhauer of the Postharvest Network. They were given the opportunity to pitch the ongoing cooperation on solving the issues of postharvest management in Vietnam. The meeting was part of a three-day program of the Vietnamese government delegation in the Netherlands. The […]

23-25 Aug 2017 – World Food Summit 2017

The purpose of the global movement “Better Food for More People” and the annual World Food Summit 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark on August 23-25 is to unleash the full potential of gastronomy in order to create worldwide solid solutions that ensure better food for more people. The urban population of the world has grown rapidly from 746 […]

10-14 July 2017 – ICAAT 2017

The Inaugural International Congress on African Agribusiness & Trade at Rutgers University (ICAAT) will bring together African agricultural and political leaders with bilateral and multilateral institutions, overseas development organizations, US agribusiness, agricultural investors, technical and policy experts, and African civil society representatives. The event will highlight the importance of aligning with international strategic frameworks that […]

02 July 2017 – Making Sustainable Agriculture a future for youth in Africa

Considering the key role of agricultural development for structural transformation in Africa, the aim of the Ministerial Conference is to build up political engagement ahead of the Africa EU Summit, on a common vision on how to generate sustainable, inclusive jobs for African youth in the agri-food sector and rural economy. Parallel thematic sessions will […]