Entries by Postharvest Network Back Office

29 Apr 2017 – World Disco Soup Day

Slow Food Youth Network is organizing the first World Disco Soup Day on April 29, 2017 to fight food waste! The Slow Food Youth Network calls for attention and action to stop global food waste, by organizing one of the most well known projects of the Slow Food Youth Network: Disco Soup.  While parts of the […]

Vietnam – Regional Conference on Food Security, Let’s get to work

The regional conference “LET’S GET TO WORK – Building a food secure future” held on March 22-23, 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam focused on Sustainable Development Goal 2: aiming to reduce food waste and food losses to implement new solutions for the relevant SDGs. The Conference brought together a broad range of government ministers and other […]

Can technology help to make fresh food available and affordable?

By Herbert Smorenburg, Senior Manager GAIN Poor dietary diversity in developing countries can be a key contributor because it increases the likelihood that people’s nutrient intake is insufficient. Making fresh food more safe, affordable and available provides an opportunity to increase dietary diversity and reduce malnutrition. The main drivers of dietary diversity are availability and […]

06 Apr 2017 – East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017

The East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 (EAPTC-2017) aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will select top 50 scalable technologies from successful entries and offer them accelerated training on scaling up and pitching. The East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017 will take place on April 6, 2017 in […]

India Pilot Study shows how cold chain can reduce food loss

The huge potential of India’s perishables export market has been highlighted by a new kinnow study showing a 76% reduction in food wastage when using pre-cooling and refrigerated transport equipment. The pilot study, funded by Carrier, examined the extent to which the cold chain can help increase the quality, reach and profitability of kinnow, a […]

28-31 Mar 2017 – All Africa Post Harvest Congress

The World Food Preservation Center® LLC (WFPC) in conjunction with its sister University (University of Nairobi) and a consortium of Universities and Research & Development Institutions in Africa are organizing the First Africa-wide Postharvest Loss Reduction Conference and Exhibition. The conference whose theme is “Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for Africa” is the […]

Postharvest Network article in Agrologistics special

“Agroberichten Buitenland” (Agronews Abroad)  has published a special about the importance of agrologistics worldwide. The theme fits in with the policy of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs to reduce as much as possible the losses in the supply chain of agricultural products. Agrologistics includes the transportation and circumstances under which agricultural products are transported […]