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Concurrent Session IV

Monday, October 6, 2015 - Auditorium

Case Studies in PHL Prevention

Integrating postharvest development capacity into national extension services

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dirk Maier
Professor of Grain & Feed Operations & Processing in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and serves as the Associate Director of the Global Food Security Consortium (GFSC) at Iowa State University

Session chair: Dr. Ahmed Kablan, USAID, USA

Summary: The session will focus on sharing the success stories of PHL reduction by technology interventions, change in policies and adopting good practices/technologies.

2:35 – 2:50 pm Reducing Grain Losses Through the Introduction of Mechanized Pearl Millet Threshing Tools in Senegal
Ms. Alexandra Spieldoch, Compatible Technology International, USA
2:50 – 3:05 pm Case Study: Lessons from Mitigating Postharvest Losses in Tanzania
Mr. John Mwarari Macharia, Alliance for a Green Revolution, Kenya
3:05 – 3:20 pm Economics of Postharvest Loss: A Case Study of the New Large Soybean-Maize Producers in Tropical Brazil
Dr. Peter Goldsmith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
3:20 – 3:35 pm Efficiency of the Scylla Serrata Crab Fishery Value Chain in Madagascar Boosted by Simple Low-Cost Interventions
Ms. Florence Wallemacq, Indian Ocean Commission SmartFish Programme, Mauritius
3:35 – 3:50 pm WFP Special Operation: Reducing Post-Harvest Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mr. Michael Dunford and Mr. Adrian van der Knaap, World Food Programme

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