Postharvest Network break-out session “Stop food waste”

During the AgriFoodTech Platform Congress in ‘s-Hertogenbosch the Postharvest Network is organizing a break-out session entitled “Stop food waste; Dutch innovations for efficient food chains in emerging markets”. The session takes place on December 13, 2017 from 11:15 till 12:45, will be held in English and the entrance is free.

The break-out session focuses on the Postharvest Network approach, which has been developed over the past three years, and will be moderated by Dirk ‘t Hooft, Chairman of the current Postharvest Network. The latest development in reducing postharvest losses worldwide will be discussed and some recent Postharvest Network projects will be presented:

  • Michiel van Erkel from the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands will explain why it is good policy for the Dutch government to invest in reducing postharvest losses (“making money out of food waste”).
  • Bhairavi Jani, CEO of SCA Group of Companies from India, will give an overview of reduction in postharvest losses in some agrofood supply chains and how the Postharvest Network contributed towards achieving this.
  • Mercedes Nimo, Undersecretary of Food & Beverages of the Ministry of AgroIndustry from Argentina, will set out how postharvest losses will be reduced in her country.

Finally, Toine Timmermans of Wageningen University & Research will present Postharvest Network 2.0 and the possibilities of collaborating with this new version of the network starting early 2018.

Interaction with the attendees is highly appreciated, and during the whole break-out session there will be enough time for discussion.

To subscribe for the session, please visit the online registration page here.

More information about the AgriFoodTech Platform Congress can be found here.