July 13-27, 2021

Post-harvest loss of production, and degradation of product quality, can result in over 30% loss. Innovations in a number of post-harvest technologies to reduce loss have direct applications to developing countries. In addition, processing can reduce perishability, and also add market value. Although many of these innovations are expensive, new technologies are becoming available that may democratize the adoption of such post-harvest and food safety practices, offering the potential for adoption in countries across the development spectrum.