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Concurrent Session I

Monday, October 5, 2015 - Auditorium

SESSION: A
Postharvest Loss Scenario/Status

Global Postharvest Loss and the ADM Institute: Using multi-stakeholder approaches

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Prasanta K. Kalita
Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Session chair: Mr. Robert van Otterdijk, FAO

Summary: This session covers the topics of status of postharvest loss in developing countries, perishable vs. non-perishable losses, technical, social, and policy regulatory factors causing losses, country specific needs to reduce losses, and variability in losses values from different studies.

11:05 – 11:20 am The Nature of Smallholder Agriculture in Paran State in Brazil and Implications for Alleviating Postharvest Loss
Dr. Mary Arends-Kuenning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
11:20 – 11:35 am Postharvest Loss Assessment of Vegetables in Kenya
Dr. Willis Owino, Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya
11:35 – 11:50 am Postharvest Loss in Rwanda
Mr. Innocent Musabyimana, Government of Rwanda
11:50 – 12:05 pm Postharvest Losses of Perishables in Brazil: A Critical Review of an Old Problem
Dr. Gilmar Paulo Henz, EMBRAPA, Brazil
12:05 – 12:20 pm Gender Roles in Postharvest Management Along the Maize Value Chain in Southwestern Ethiopia
Dr. Chemeda Abedeta Garbaba, Jimma University, Ethiopia

The ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
144 National Soybean Research Center MC 637
1101 West Peabody Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-3086
phlcongress@illinois.edu