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Webinar: How to improve postharvest management for horticultural crops (Hort4Dev Professional Series)

Event Date: 
Sep 12, 2019
Time: 
11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Online: 
Online Event
Host: 
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture

Information

This webinar will introduce a new online set of postharvest modules covering topics such as storage, transportation, and food safety for fruits and vegetables, in this eighth webinar in the Horticulture for Development Professional Series, hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture.

This webinar will begin online at 11 a.m. EDT, Sept. 12. Registration is free and required.

​​​​​​This webinar will focus on postharvest management for horticultural crops and introduce a set of online training modules. The modules were originally created to share with smallholder farmers in Central America by a Horticulture Innovation Lab team with University of Florida researchers, but are widely applicable to farmers in other locations as well. The curriculum highlights key areas for postharvest management, covering topics that range from storage and transportation to water loss and food safety.

This webinar will provide an overview of how the training series works and discuss example lessons including biological factors related to postharvest quality; how to cure roots, tubers, and other underground storage organ vegetables; and sources for reliable postharvest information.

Presenters will include:

  • Elizabeth Mitcham, director of the Horticulture Innovation Lab and postharvest physiologist with UC Davis
  • Jeffrey Brecht, professor of postharvest biology, University of Florida
  • Mark Ritenour, professor of horticultural sciences, University of Florida

Join the Twitter discussion about this webinar series with the hashtag #Hort4Dev. More details about this postharvest webinar are available on the Horticulture for Development Professional Series webpage.

About the Horticulture for Development Professional Series

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is hosting a series of nine webinars focused on professional development for researchers, students, practitioners, and others interested in the intersections between horticulture and international development.

Webinars are scheduled for Thursdays, starting at 11 a.m. EDT and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Webinar participants are invited to select individual sessions of interest. Participants who actively join all nine live webinars will earn a Horticulture for Development Professional Series certificate.

Find more information on the Horticulture for Development Professional Series webpage, including upcoming webinar topics, registration links, and previous webinar recordings. For questions, please contact horticulture@ucdavis.edu.

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is a global research network that advances fruit and vegetable innovations, empowering smallholder farmers to earn more income while better nourishing their communities. The program is led by UC Davis, with funding from USAID as part of the U.S. government’s global Feed the Future initiative.

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