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Concurrent Session III

Monday, October 6, 2015 - Auditorium

Intervention Strategies for PHL Mitigation

Session chair: Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham, University of California - Davis, USA

Summary: This session covers the topics of emerging technology interventions for smallholders, economic assessment for sustainability of technologies, farm mechanization and its effect on postharvest quality, information technology (IT) intervention in agriculture to reduce losses, and assessment of losses to determine success of interventions.

11:05 – 11:20 am The Role of Post Harvest Loss Reduction in USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative
Dr. John Bowman, USAID, USA
11:20 – 11:35 am Storing Up Trouble For Larger Grain Borer
Dr. Belinda Luke, CABI Europe, UK
11:35 – 11:50 am Market Linkages Key to Adoption of Improved Postharvest Practices for Horticultural Produce
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham, University of California - Davis, USA
11:50 – 12:05 pm Behavioral Explanations For Barriers To Adoption Of Postharvest Loss Technology
Ms. Pallavi Shukla, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
12:05 – 12:20 pm Towards a Strategy on Post-Harvest Loss in West Africa: Aligning a Regional Strategy to a Continental Framework
Dr. Hamady Diop, New Partnership for Africa’s Development, South Africa
12:20 – 12:35 pm Reducing Postharvest Losses: Impact of a Novel Tool, Zerofly Storage Bags, Within Current Intervention Strategies
Dr. Davide Signa, Vestergaard, Switzerland

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