Events Calendar

First International Congress on Postharvest Loss Prevention:
From Sunday 04 October 2015
To Wednesday 07 October 2015


OCTOBER 4, 2015
17:30  – 19:00   Registration and Welcome Reception
Main Hallway


OCTOBER 5, 2015
8:00 – 9:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
Main Hallway
9:00 – 10:00   Welcome – Dr. Robert Easter, President Emeritus, University of Illinois
Inaugural Session Chair – TBC, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Inaugural Speaker – TBC, Archer Daniels Midland Company
Keynote speakers to be confirmed
10:00 – 10:30   Networking Session & Coffee Break
10:30  – 12:30   Concurrent Session I

Session A:
Postharvest Loss Scenario/Status

Keynote: Prasanta Kalita (ADMI, UIUC)
Session Chair: Robert Van Otterdijk (FAO)

Mary Arends-Kuenning (UIUC, USA)
Willis Owino (Kenya)
Laping Wu (China)
Gilmar Henz (Brazil)
Chemeda Abdeta (Ethiopia)

Session B:
Postharvest Loss Scenario/Status

Keynote: Anne Mbaabu (AGRA)
Session Chair: Dirk Maier (Iowa State, USA)

Joseph Kamara (Sierra Leone)
Shriniwas Gautam (Thailand)
Gang Liu (Denmark)
Kumar Mallikarjunan (Virginia Tech, USA)
Sarem Ugoh (UK)

12:30 – 14:00     Lunch
14:00 – 16:00   Concurrent Session II

Session C:
Assessment Methods and Metrics of PHL Measurement

Keynote: Bruno Tran (National Resources Institute, UK)
Session Chair: Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer (Purdue, USA)

Girma Demissie (Ethiopia)
Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer (Purdue, USA)
Yahya Mgawe (Tanzania)
Jose Caixeta-Filho (Brazil)

Session D:
Assessment Methods and Metrics of PHL Measurement

Keynote: Kai Robertson (WRI)
Session Chair: Ashok Gulati (Former Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, India)

Sali Ndindeng (Benin)
Augusto Gameiro (Brazil)
Craig Gundersen (UIUC, USA)
Tanja Pickardt (Germany)


16:00 – 17:00   Poster & Networking Session 1 /Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:00
  Global Initiatives for Reducing Postharvest Losses
Panel Leader: CD Glin (Rockefeller Foundation)
Panelists to be confirmed
19:00   Transportation from hotels to Casina di Macchia Madama
19:30 – 20:30   Networking Reception  Casina di Macchia Madama

Banquet Dinner
Casina di Macchia Madama

Banquet speaker: Mark von Pentz, Deere and Company


OCTOBER 6, 2015
8:00 – 9:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast
Main Hallway
9:00 – 10:00   Day 1 Summary and Keynote Speakers
Summary of Day 1: ADM Institute

Keynote Speakers:
Fujun Li (Academy of State Administration of Grain, China)
Tim Fox/ Toby Peter (Institute of Mechanical Engineers/Dearman, London)

10:00 – 11:00   Poster & Networking Session 2/Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:45   Concurrent Session III

Session E:
Intervention Strategies for PHL Mitigation)

Session Chair: Elizabeth Mitcham (UC Davis, USA)

Dirk Maier (Iowa State, USA)
Belinda Luke (UK)
Elizabeth Mitcham (UC Davis, USA)
Pallavi Shukla (UIUC, USA)
Hamady Diop (South Africa)
Georgina Bingham (Vestergaard, Switzerland)

Session F:
Intervention Strategies for PHL Mitigation

Session Chair: Eric Trachtenberg (McLarty Associates, USA)

Ranajit Bandyopadhyay (Nigeria)
Kent Rausch (UIUC, USA)
Laura Brenes Peralta (Costa Rica)
Carl Bern (Iowa State, USA)
Philippe Villers (GrainPro, USA)
Vivian Hoffmann (IFPRI, USA)

12:45 – 14:00   Lunch
14:00 – 16:00   Concurrent Session IV

Session G:
Case Studies

Keynote: Toine Timmermans (Wageningen University)
Session Chair:  Ahmed Kablan (USAID)

Alexandra Spieldoch (Minnesota, USA)
John Macharia (Kenya)
Peter Goldsmith (UIUC)
Florence Wallemacq (Mauritius)
Simon Costa (World Food Programme, Europe)

Session H:
Education Platform/Decision Support Syste

Keynote: Lisa Kitinoja (Postharvest Education, USA)

Session Chair: George Czapar (UIUC, USA)

Barry Pittendrigh and Julia Bella-Bravo (UIUC, USA)
Mary Leigh Wolfe (Virginia Tech, USA)
Graciela Pereira (Uruguay)
Klein Ileleji (Purdue, USA)
Nigel Banks (New Zealand)

16:00 – 17:00   Poster & Networking Session 3/Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:00   Building a Community of Practice for Postharvest Loss Reduction
Panel Leader: Charlene McKoin (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Panelists to be confirmed
18:00 – 19:30   Networking Reception


8:00 – 9:00   Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00   Roadmap Structure Group Discussion       
Leader: Robert Easter, President Emeritus, University of Illinois          
11:00 – 11:30   Closing Remarks      
11:30 – 12:30   Lunch & Departure


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