Global Postharvest Loss Prevention: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors

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  • Course Orientation
    • In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor, your classmates, and our learning environment.
  • Week 1: Problem: Global Postharvest Loss
    • This module will provide you with an overview of the issue of postharvest loss (PHL) and how this impacts global food security and sustainability. It will also define the postharvest supply chain.
  • Week 2: Causes: Major Causes & Encounters for PHL
    • This module will introduce you to technical, social, and economic factors and situations that lead to postharvest losses. Harvesting, drying, and storage phases will be specifically covered as stages that are both vital in the grain supply chain and in which a great deal of postharvest losses are experienced.
  • Week 3: Solutions: A Prevention Framework for PHL
    • This module will introduce you to a conceptual framework for how losses can be prevented. Theories, methods, and case examples on prevention will be covered.
  • Week 4: Actors: A Network of Global Stakeholders
    • In this module you will explore how the international community is responding to the issue of postharvest loss. The module will cover the current state of the postharvest loss prevention field, as well as provide background as to how it developed. Some key projects, initiatives, and approaches will be highlighted.