University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Block I logo

Concurrent Session II

Monday, October 5, 2015 - Auditorium

Assessment Methods and Metrics of PHL Measurement

Postharvest loss measurement: context and new developments, focusing on the African Postharvest Losses Information System (APHLIS)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruno Tran
Applied ecologist and biostatistician specialised in field research and consultancy, data analysis and communication, infographics, teaching and training.

Session chair: Ms. Corinne Alexander, Purdue University, USA

Summary: This session focus on the challenges in measurement of postharvest losses and cover related topics, such as crop maturity indices, tools for postharvest quality assessment, quantity and quality of losses standards/protocols, and strategies to maintain postharvest quality

2:35 – 2:50 pm Assessment of maize grain damage and weight losses caused by storage insect pests in Ethiopia
Dr. Toine Timmermans, Wageningen University, Netherlands
2:50 – 3:05 pm Cost-effective measurement of the economic value of post-harvest losses in Africa
Ms. Corinne Alexander, Purdue University, USA
3:05 – 3:20 pm Experience with Regard to Application of Exploratory and Quantitative Fish Loss Assessment Methodologies in Africa
Dr. Yahya Ibrahim Mgawe, Fisheries Education and Training Agency, Tanzania
3:20 – 3:35 pm Losses in the Transportation of Fruits and Vegetables
Dr. Jose Caixeta-Filho, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
3:35 – 3:50 pm Supply Chain Solutions to Reducing PHL in Nigeria’s Tomato
Value Chain

Mr. Harry Pastuszek, PYXERA Global, USA

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