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Program

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*All sessions will be at the Auditorium Antonianum unless otherwise denoted

OCTOBER 4, 2015
5:30  – 7:00 pm Registration and Welcome Reception
Main Hallway
OCTOBER 5, 2015
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Main Hallway
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9:00 – 10:30 am Welcome – Mr. Pradeep Khanna, Associate Chancellor for Corporate and International Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University Opening Remarks:
Dr. Robert Hauser, Dean, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keynote Speech:
Dr. Robert Easter, President Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Photos | Video

Remarks:
Mr. Joe Taets, Senior vice president, President of ADM Agricultural Services business unit and President, Europe, Middle East and Africa
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Mr. Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director General, FAO
Dr. Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation
Dr. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme

Moderated Question and Answer Session:
Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Director, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Roadmap Development Plan:
Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Director, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Slides

Concluding Remarks:
Mr. Pradeep Khanna, Associate Chancellor for Corporate and International Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:00 – 10:30 am Networking Session & Coffee Break
(simultaneous with opening session)
Main Hallway
Photos
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Session I: Postharvest Loss Scenario/Status
Auditorium, San Francesco

Session A:
Postharvest Loss Scenario/Status

Keynote: Dr. Prasanta Kalita, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Session Chair: Mr. Robert van Otterdijk, FAO

Presenters:
Dr. Mary Arends-Kuenning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Dr. Willis Owino, Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya
Mr. Innocent Musabyimana, Government of Rwanda
Dr. Gilmar Paulo Henz, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Dr. Chemeda Abedeta Garbaba, Jimma University, Ethiopia
Photos | Videos | Slides

Session B:
Postharvest Loss Scenario/Status

Keynote: Mr. Fujun Li
Session Chair: Dr. Dirk Maier, Iowa State University, USA

Presenters:
Ms. Sarem Ugoh, University of Nottingham, UK
Dr. Shriniwas Gautam, The World Vegetable Center (AVDRC), Thailand
Ms. Corinne Alexander, Purdue University, USA
Dr. Kumar Mallikarjunan, Virginia Tech University, USA
Dr. R.J. Mittal, Rajendra Agricultural University, India
Photos | Videos | Slides

12:30 – 2:00  pm Lunch
Foyer
Photos
2:00 – 4:00 pm Concurrent Session II: Assessment Methods and Metrics of PHL Measurement
Auditorium, San Francesco

Session C:
Assessment Methods and Metrics of PHL Measuremen
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Keynote: Dr. Bruno Tran, National Resources Institute, UK
Session Chair: Ms. Corinne Alexander, Purdue University, USA

Dr. Toine Timmermans, Wageningen University Netherlands
Ms. Corinne Alexander, Purdue University, USA
Dr. Yahya Ibrahim Mgawe, Fisheries Education and Training Agency, Tanzania
Dr. Jose Caixeta-Filho, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mr. Harry Pastuszek, PYXERA Global, USA
Photos | Videos | Slides

Session D:
Assessment Methods and Metrics of PHL Measurement

Keynote: Dr. Toine Timmermans, Program manager of Sustainable Food Chains at the Research Institute Food & Biobased Research
Session Chair: Dr. Ashok Gulati, former chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, India

Dr. Sali Atanga Ndindeng, AfricaRice Center, Benin
Dr. Augusto Gameiro, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ms. Tanja Pickardt, GIZ, Germany
Ms. Margaret Henry, Sustainable Food Laboratory, USA
Photos | Videos | Slides

4:00 – 5:00 pm Poster & Networking Session I / Coffee Break
Foyer
Photos
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Featured speaker: C.D. Glin, Rockefeller Foundation
Auditorium
Photos | Videos | Slides
7:00 pm Transportation from hotels to Casina di Macchia Madama
Via di Macchia Madama
7:30 – 8:30 pm Networking Reception 
Casina di Macchia Madama
8:30 pm

Banquet Dinner
Casina di Macchia Madama

Banquet speaker: Mr. Mark von Pentz, Deere and Company
Photos | Slides

OCTOBER 6, 2015
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Main Hallway
Photos
9:00 – 10:00 am Day 1 Summary and Keynote Speakers
Auditorium
Day 1 Summary: ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss
Slides

Keynote Speakers:
Mr. Toby Peters, Institute of Mechanical Engineers/Dearman, London
Photos | Videos | Slides

10:00 – 11:00 am Poster & Networking Session II / Coffee Break
Foyer
Photos
11:00 am – 12:45 pm Concurrent Session III: Intervention Strategies for PHL Mitigation
Auditorium, San Francesco

Session E:
Intervention Strategies for PHL Mitigation

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

Dr. John Bowman, USAID, USA
Dr. Belinda Luke, CABI Europe, UK
Dr. Elizabeth Mitcham, University of California - Davis, USA
Dr. Kathy Baylis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Dr. Hamady Diop, New Partnership for Africa’s Development, South Africa
Dr. Davide Signa, Vestergaard, Switzerland
Photos | Videos | Slides

Session F:
Intervention Strategies for PHL Mitigation

Session Chair: Dr. R. K. Mittal, Rajendra Agricultural University, India

Mr. Ranajit Bandyopadhyay, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
Dr. Kent Rausch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ms. Laura Brenes Peralta, Tecnologico de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Dr. Carl Bern, Iowa State University, USA
Dr. Philippe Villers, GrainPro, USA
Dr. Vivian Hoffmann, IFPRI, USA
Photos | Videos | Slides

12:45 – 2:00 pm Lunch
Foyer
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2:00 – 4:00 pm Concurrent Session IV: Case Studies in PHL Prevention
Auditorium
Concurrent Session IV: Education Platform and Decision Support Systems
San Francesco

Session G:
Case Studies in PHL Prevention

Keynote: Dr. Dirk Maier, Professor of Grain & Feed Operations & Processing, Iowa State University, USA

Session Chair: Dr. John Bowman, USAID, USA

Ms. Alexandra Spieldoch, Compatible Technology International, USA
Mr. John Mwarari Macharia, Alliance for a Green Revolution, Kenya
Dr. Peter Goldsmith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ms. Florence Wallemacq, Indian Ocean Commission SmartFish Programme, Mauritius
Mr. Michael Dunford and Mr. Adrian van der Knaap, World Food Programme
Photos | Videos | Slides

Session H:
Education Platform and Decision Support Systems

Keynote: Dr. Lisa Kitinoja, The Postharvest Education Foundation, USA

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

Dr. Barry Pittendrigh and Dr. Julia Bella Bravo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Dr. Mary Leigh Wolfe, Virginia Tech University, USA
Ms. Graciela Pereira, Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in Latin America and the Caribbean, Uruguay
Dr. Klein Ileleji, Purdue University, USA
Dr. Nigel Banks, Postharvest Co. Limited, New Zealand
Photos | Videos | Slides

4:00 – 5:00 pm Panel: Building a Community of Practice for Postharvest Loss Reduction
Auditorium
Panel leader: Charlene McKoin, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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5:00 – 6:00 pm Poster & Networking Session III / Coffee Break
Foyer
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6:00 – 6:30 pm Special remarks: Michael Scuse, Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Auditorium
Photos | Videos
6:30 – 7:30 pm Networking Reception
Foyer
OCTOBER 7, 2015
8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
Main Hallway
Slides
9:00 – 11:30 am Roadmap Structure Group Discussion: Leader: Robert Easter, President Emeritus, University of Illinois
Auditorium
Videos | Photos Session | Photos Group Discussion |
Slides Peters | Slides ADMI | Slides Roadmap
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Closing Remarks      
Auditorium
Photos
12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch & Departure
Foyer



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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
144 National Soybean Research Center MC 637
1101 West Peabody Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-3086
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