|POSTHARVEST FOOD LOSS OR FOOD WASTE? Recently issues of global food losses and food waste have been making the news. Global food losses and waste vary widely depending upon the type of food, and can occur on the farm, and during postharvest handling, food processing, storage, distribution and consumption (Gustavsson et al 2011).
The PEF is involved in work to address both
postharvest food losses and food waste. Read More.
||UPCOMING PROGRAMS: Closing E-learning Workshop: PEF 2016 Global program, February 2017, Jimma, ETHIOPIA
Africa-wide Postharvest Food Loss Reduction Conference and Exhibition, March 28-31 2017, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, KENYA
|THE PEF GLOBAL POSTHARVEST E-LEARNING PROGRAMis a year-long mentor-guided training program where you can learn at your own pace. Each participant can select their own crops of interest and conduct their assignments (readings, fieldwork and written reports) on the topics that they want most to learn more about. The program begins in January each year, and ends in December, with a closing workshop.Sign up to receive e-learning program announcements and applications!
||PEF TRAINING MATERIALS AVAILABLE: The postharvest training CDRom/Flash Drive contains information on activities related to postharvest handling, packaging, cooling, shipping and storage of fresh fruits and vegetables. The CDRom or Flash Drive includes photos and illustrations, demonstration ideas, training materials, reference manuals, and much more for trainers to utilize when designing their postharvest training programs. PEF White Papers and Videos are available online.