CALENDAR OF UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND MEETINGS

UPCOMING PROGRAMS
 
Closing E-learning Workshops: PEF 2016 Global program
22-24 March 2017, Kigali, Rwanda 
30 participants
 

ABA Hort Innovation Lab Rwanda Postharvest Innovations Project  

Postharvest Technology Workshop. 20-21 March 2017, Kigali, Rwanda 
 

Kader Awards in Postharvest Training - winnerswere  announced on 10 Dec 2016
 

 
UPCOMING MEETINGS sponsored by PEF

Africa-wide Postharvest Food Loss Reduction Conference and Exhibition
28-31st March 2017, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Theme: Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for Africa

Call for Abstracts and Abstract Submission Guidelines

The abstracts can be submitted to the conference E-mail addresses:
postharvest.conference@uonbi.ac.ke with a copy to postharvest.conference@gmail.com
The abstract should be written in English language in MS Word or rich text format and have a maximum of 300 words.

Deadline: 31 December 2016

The Africa-wide Postharvest Food Loss Prevention Conference is the first of its kind to be held in Africa. The conference will provide an excellent platform for researchers, academics, farmers, industry, development agencies, civil society and policy makers to learn, share information, build networks and partnerships with the overall objective of identifying effective interventions to reduce FLW in the continent.

PEF is one of the sponsors of the event. The specific objectives of the conference are as follows:

  1. To raise awareness on food losses and waste through data and information sharing.
  2. To document the impact of postharvest food loss and waste on food and nutrition in Africa.
  3. To identify and disseminate effective and appropriate technologies and practices for FLW reduction in the African context.
  4. To identify postharvest “Skill Gaps” and “Technology Gaps” in Africa’s higher education and extension systems
  5. To identify effective multi-stakeholder strategies and policy interventions for FLW reduction
  6. To provide a platform for participants to build networks and partnerships for resource mobilization and other activities geared towards FLW reduction
  7. To generate a comprehensive action plan for the reduction of food loss and waste for the African continent.

For more information and registration, email postharvest.conference@uonbi.ac.ke OR postharvest.conference@gmail.com

 
Other upcoming meetings and conferences 
 
2nd ADMI Postharvest Loss Prevention Congress
To be announced – please check back.
 
4th International Conference on Postharvest and Quality Management of Horticultural Products
of Interest for Tropical Regions (ISHS PQMHP 2017)  6 - 8 April 2017 at Amaya Hills, Kandy, Sri Lanka. 
 
 

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