Entries by Postharvest Network Back Office

21-24 June 2016 – VIII International Postharvest Symposium

The VIII International Postharvest Symposium is a worldwide meeting, which will be held in Cartagena, Region of Murcia, Spain, in June 21-24, 2016. Its subject “Enhancing supply chain and consumer benefits: ethical and technological issues” reflects quite well the priorities that have already considered as the most important. Today a sustainable technology based on just […]

25-26 May 2016 – Launch Event F&A Next

F&A Next is the first European platform for investors, startups and scale-ups in the food and agricultural domain. Established by leading experts in the Netherlands, the hub of Europe’s agri-food sector, the platform will be launched at a two-day event this May at Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands. Often at the cutting edge of innovation, […]

Living Lab Indonesia Days April 20-22, 2016

The Postharvest Network had an active role in the Living Lab Logistics Indonesia Days. The days were attended by LL Logistics Indonesia-NL and LL Water Indonesia-NL partners, and other participants and upon invitation. By Françoise van den Broek, Postharvest Network/Duoinlog The plenary session on Wednesday was opened on behalf of the Governor of DKI Jakarta, […]

26 April 2016 – Growing food for growing cities

Two-thirds of the world’s population – 6.3 billion people – will live in urban areas by 2050, creating a staggering demand for nutritious, safe, and sustainable food. The global food system must transform to meet this demand. With this challenge, however, comes great opportunity to integrate the world’s small-scale farmers with burgeoning urban markets. The Global […]

Helping Samoa supply safe and quality food

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is supporting Samoan farmers to consistently market top quality produce through a project targeted at the community, private sector and institutions. FAO has recently launched a new initiative to reduce postharvest horticulture fruit and vegetable loss in Samoa, to be led by Prof Steven Underhill […]

Sow food security, harvest peace

To sow the seeds of peace, we need seeds. And we need farmers to plant them!. Food security and a healthy agricultural sector can play a central role in efforts to prevent conflict and build peace. By Jose Graziano da Silva (Director-General of the  FAO) The international community currently devotes the vast majority of its […]

22 Mar 2016 – Open market space food and nutrition security

On Tuesday 22 March in the afternoon, a lively open market space will be created at the Wageningen campus. During this market, agro-food companies, knowledge institutions, civil society organizations, social entrepreneurs, and other interested organizations can present themselves with an exhibition table and/or claim a pitch in the speakers corner. Partners can also choose to just […]

18 Mar 2016 – Seminar Nieuwe wind in Argentinië (in Dutch)

Met de beëdiging van de nieuwe president Macri vinden er momenteel snelle politieke en economische veranderingen plaats in Argentinië. Dit biedt kansen voor het Nederlands bedrijfsleven. Om u te informeren, organiseren de Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO.nl) en het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (BZ) op 18 maart een bijeenkomst. Voor Nederlandse bedrijven zijn er op […]