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Family farmer's market in Brasilia's wholesale market (CEASA): a governmental action to include small holders farmers into the market / Gilmar Henz

2015 PHL Congress in Rome: an inspiring meeting!

By Gilmar P. Henz, Embrapa Headquarters, Brasilia-DF, Brazil This post is part of the ADM Institute’s #PreventPHL blog campaign, following up on the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention. To read more posts in the series, click here. I have been working with postharvest pathology and technology of vegetable crops since 1989, when I became a researcher […]

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A need to standardize methodology for measuring postharvest losses

By Vijay Yadav Tokala, Ph.D. Student, Punjab Agricultural University, India This post is part of the ADM Institute’s #PreventPHL blog campaign, following up on the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention. To read more posts in the series, click here. It was a wonderful experience to take part in the First International Congress for Postharvest Loss Prevention organized […]

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Pineapple harvesting in Kyanamukaaka, Masaka, Uganda / K. Troeger, 2015

Flying pineapples – Re-considering losses in a fruit supply chain in Uganda

By Katharine Troeger, University of Kassel, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Germany / DITSL – German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, Witzenhausen, Germany This post is part of the ADM Institute’s #PreventPHL blog campaign, following up on the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention. To read more posts in the series, click here. When you […]

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A Zero Energy Cooling Chamber at a Postharvest Training and Services Center in Arusha, Tanzania. / Credit: Horticulture Innovation Lab, UC-Davis

Knowledge as a remedy to postharvest loss

By Mohmad Arief Zargar, University of Kashmir, India This post is part of the ADM Institute’s #PreventPHL blog campaign, following up on the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention. To read more posts in the series, click here. I think the biggest cause of postharvest losses in developing countries is the lack of knowledge regarding […]

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Women parboilers from Dassa and Glazoue in Benin, students from McGill university, Canada and team-AfricaRice at a rice parboiling demonstration workshop held in September 2014. / Credit: R.Raman, AfricaRice

Reducing rice post-harvest losses in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA)

By Sali Atanga Ndindeng, Africa Rice Center, Benin This post is part of the ADM Institute’s #PreventPHL blog campaign, following up on the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention. To read more posts in the series, click here. Paddy rice production in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) in 2014 was estimated at 22.2 million tonnes (IRRI, 2015) […]

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A group of participants of the IICA CSAM workshop during the tomato farm field visit. / credit: http://www.iica.int/es/galeria/gira-de-campo-plantación-de-tomate-y-planta-empacadora

PEF workshop in Costa Rica on the assessment of postharvest losses

By Dr. Hala Chahine-Tsouvalakis, Director, The Postharvest Education Foundation This post is part of the ADM Institute’s #PreventPHL blog campaign, following up on the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention. To read more posts in the series, click here. The Postharvest Education Foundation was invited to develop a workshop for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation […]

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GAIN - Tanzania Marketplace for Nutritious Foods - "The Vegman"

Postharvest loss = Nutrition loss

By Roberta Lauretti-Bernhard, Senior Technical Advisor GAIN-Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition This post is part of the ADM Institute’s #PreventPHL blog campaign, following up on the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention. To read more posts in the series, click here. One-third of the food produced globally is lost or wasted. It is a well-known […]

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A. Brockamp (second left) was one of 7 top undergrads at Illinois chosen to attend the First PHL Congress as a PHL Scholar / © Francesco Vignali Photography

PHL Scholar Report: Illinois freshman goes to Rome in first semester, dream school exceeding expectations

By Alex Brockamp, University of Illinois freshman, studying agricultural and biological engineering Seven University of Illinois students were sponsored to attend the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention in Rome, Italy. They have written about their experiences for the #PreventPHL blog campaign. Imagine going to your dream college, in your major of choice, and finding […]

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Should we adopt supply chain waste as postharvest losses?

By Dr. Tim Fox, Chair, IMechE Food and Drink Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK This post is part of the ADM Institute’s #PreventPHL blog campaign, following up on the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention. To read more posts in the series, click here. It was a major disappointment to me that I was […]

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PHL Scholar Report: First semester, first international trip

By Chelsea Peterson, University of Illinois freshman, studying agricultural and biological engineering Seven University of Illinois students were sponsored to attend the First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention in Rome, Italy. They have written about their experiences for the #PreventPHL blog campaign. This is the first in a series of posts. For more from […]

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