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Concurrent Session II

Monday, October 5, 2015 - San Francesco

SESSION: D
Assessment Methods and Metrics of PHL Measurement

Systemic solutions for Food Losses and Waste reduction: experiences from pan-European collaborative approaches

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Toine Timmermans
The Program manager of Sustainable Food Chains at the Research Institute Food & Biobased Research, part of Wageningen University & Research Centre

Session chair: Dr. Ashok Gulati, former chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, India

Summary: This session focuses 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 Rice Post-Harvest Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa: Advances by the Africa-Wide Processing and Value-Addition Task Force | Quantitative and Qualitative Loss Assessment Diagram
Dr. Sali Atanga Ndindeng, AfricaRice Center, Benin
2:50 – 3:05 pm Research Contributions to Estimation of Tomato Postharvest Losses in Brazil
Dr. Augusto Gameiro, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
3:05 – 3:20 pm Mapping Food Insecurity
Dr. Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
3:20 – 3:35 pm Food Losses and Their Ecological Footprint in Rice Value Chains in Nigeria
Ms. Tanja Pickardt, GIZ, Germany
3:35 – 3:50 pm The Role of Metrics and Measurements of Food Loss within Value Chains to Influence Corporate Behavior
Ms. Margaret Henry, Sustainable Food Laboratory, 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
phlcongress@illinois.edu