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EVENT JULY 24th DC- Postharvest in Horticulture: Reducing losses and improving quality to capture high-value crops

EVENT JULY 24th DC- Postharvest in Horticulture: Reducing losses and improving quality to capture high-value crops

Posted by bhansen on 17 Jul 2014

Postharvest in Horticulture:
Reducing losses and improving quality to capture high-value crops

 

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, July 24

Where: University of California Washington Center
(1608 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.)

Please join the Horticulture Innovation Lab for a briefing on improving postharvest practices for horticultural crops, July 24 in Washington, D.C.

Engage with experts on the topics of new technologies, challenges and opportunities in improving practices, scaling methods, and an overview of USAID's and the Horticulture Innovation Lab's efforts to reduce postharvest losses and improve food safety in developing countries.

The event will share findings and lessons learned from the Horticulture Innovation Lab’s first five years of work. As the Horticulture Innovation Lab prepares to move forward, this event is a chance to share your expertise with the program, provide critiques, and ask questions that can shape the future research in postharvest practices.

Agenda

This event's agenda is subject to change. Registered participants will be notified by email before the event, if times or speakers change.

  • 9:00 a.m. Horticulture Innovation Lab Overview and Importance of Improving Postharvest Practices
    Elizabeth Mitcham, director, Horticulture Innovation Lab at UC Davis
  • 10:15 a.m. Postharvest Technologies for the Developing World
    Michael Reid, Horticulture Innovation Lab
  • 11:00 a.m. Produce Food Safety: Challenges in Implementing Improved Practices
    Jeffrey LeJeune, The Ohio State University
  • 11:30 a.m. Facilitated discussion
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
  • 1:15 p.m. Demonstrated Value of Improving Postharvest Practices
    James Simon, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • 2:00 p.m. Regional Centers: Encouraging Adoption and Scaling of Technologies
    Britta Hansen, Horticulture Innovation Lab
  • 2:40 p.m. How Shared-Interest Savings Groups Can Facilitate Technology Adoption
    David Miller, UC Davis
  • 3:25 p.m. USAID's Postharvest Portfolio Under Bureau of Food Security
    John Bowman, USAID
  • 4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Registration

Please register to reserve your seat, as space is limited. Additional questions about the event can be directed to Caitlin Nordehn, cnordehn@culturalpractice.com.

Please go to this link to regester

Posted by bhansen on 17 Jul 2014
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