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Concurrent Session IV

Monday, October 6, 2015 - San Francesco

Education Platform and Decision Support Systems

Integrating postharvest development capacity into national extension services

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Kitinoja
President of The Postharvest Education Foundation (Oregon, USA)

Session chair: Dr. George Czapar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Summary: The session will cover the topics on importance of developing PHL related knowledge-sharing platform, education tools, technology dissemination strategies, and extension networks.

2:35 – 2:50 pm Scientific Animation Without Borders (SAWBO)
Dr. Barry Pittendrigh and Dr. Julia Bella Bravo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
2:50 – 3:05 pm Global Partnerships for Global Solutions: An Agricultural and Biological Engineering Global Initiative
Dr. Mary Leigh Wolfe, Virginia Tech University, USA
3:05 – 3:20 pm Education Platform for PHL, Extension and Implementation of Technologies in Fields in Latin America
Ms. Graciela Pereira, Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in Latin America and the Caribbean, Uruguay
3:20 – 3:35 pm Benefits of Training Stakeholders Across the Grain Value Chain: A Capacity-Building Effort in Nigeria
Dr. Klein Ileleji, Purdue University, USA
3:35 – 3:50 pm Intensely Engage and Empower Your Postharvest Trainers for Impact
Dr. Nigel Banks, Postharvest Co. Limited, New Zealand

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