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Concurrent Session I

Monday, October 5, 2015 - San Francesco

Postharvest Loss Scenario/Status

Postharvest loss status and emerging issues

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Fujun Li
The Chief Engineer of Academy of State Administration of Grain, and the Chief Editor of the journal titled Science and Technology of Cereals, Oils and Foods in Chinese.

Session chair: Dr. Dirk Maier, Iowa State University, USA

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 Postharvest Losses Along the Citrus Value Chain: A Case Study of Benue State, Nigeria
Ms. Sarem Ugoh, University of Nottingham, UK
11:20 – 11:35 am Postharvest Losses in Vegetable Value Chain in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal
Dr. Shriniwas Gautam, The World Vegetable Center (AVDRC), Thailand
11:35 – 11:50 am Cross-Country Evidence of Post Harvest Loss in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS)
Ms. Corinne Alexander, Purdue University, USA
11:50 – 12:05 pm Emerging Issues in Postharvest Losses for Protein-Rich Perishables
Dr. Kumar Mallikarjunan, Virginia Tech University, USA
12:05 – 12:20 pm Postproduction Losses in Sierra Leone: The Case of Agricultural Business Centers
Dr. R.K. Mittal, Rajendra Agricultural University, India

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