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Concurrent Session III

Monday, October 6, 2015 - San Francesco

Intervention Strategies for PHL Mitigation

Session chair: Mr. Eric Trachtenberg, McLarty Associates, 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 Aflatoxin Biocontrol: Scaling up a Preharvest Management Tool to Reduce Postharvest Loss in Maize and Groundnut
Mr. Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
11:20 – 11:35 am Hermetic Wheat Storage for Smallholder Farmers in India
Dr. Kent Rausch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
11:35 – 11:50 am Development of Tomato Value-Added Products as an Alternative Use for Oversupply in Costa Rica
Ms. Laura Brenes Peralta, Tecnologico de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
11:50 – 12:05 pm Amaranth to Control Weevils
Dr. Carl Bern, Iowa State University, USA
12:05 – 12:20 pm Hermetic Storage and Solar Dryers Significantly Reduce Postharvest Losses
Dr. Philippe Villers, GrainPro, USA
12:20 – 12:35 pm Market Incentives for Food Safety and the Adoption of Postharvest Technologies
Dr. Vivian Hoffmann, IFPRI, 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