Global Postharvest Loss Prevention

Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors

This course provides an overview of the issue of postharvest loss of grains by exploring essential physical, technical, and social dimensions of postharvest supply chains and loss prevention methods globally. Each year, estimates suggest that 1/3 of all food produced is lost or wasted, making postharvest loss a critical global food security and sustainability issue of today. Key knowledge areas are presented including: -An overview of postharvest loss -Supply chain activities such as harvesting, drying, and storage -Economics and markets -An introduction to the network of actors working in this field We face the immense challenge of feeding over 9 billion people by the year 2050. To meet these demands, yields will have to more than double using the same amount of natural resources. In recent years, postharvest loss has been recognized by major institutions including the US government, the United Nations, the CGIAR Research Consortium, and several others as a significant opportunity to impact food security and improve livelihoods. Despite this increased attention, a lack of knowledge, technical capacity, and resources remain obstacles for stakeholders worldwide to act on these issues. This course will, for the first time, provide you as professionals, practitioners, and students, with a comprehensive introduction to postharvest loss processes and begin building capacity for loss prevention worldwide.

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Rating 4.8 based on 8 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Jan 21 (2 days ago)
Cost $49
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Prasanta Kalita
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Science Engineering Social Sciences Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability Nutrition

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Very informative course on Post Harvest loss.

"Saving the food is producing the food" and this course will help to accomplish this global goal.Thanks and regards, A wonderful piece and a great eye opener on issues of post harvest losses and food security in general.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

weight loss therapist Manager $39k

Loss Prevention Department $43k

Loss and Prevention Specialist $44k

Loss Prevention Investigator Manager 2 $46k

Assistant Loss Prevention Guard Manager $48k

Staff Auditor-FDIC/HAMP Loss mitigation $53k

Safety/Loss Prevention Specialist Manager $56k

Senior Claims Representative - Total Loss $62k

Field Inspector / Loss Verififier - On Call $64k

Senior Loss Control Analyst $72k

Retired Senior Loss Prevention Consultant $87k

Project Leader Claims First Notice of Loss $138k

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Rating 4.8 based on 8 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Jan 21 (2 days ago)
Cost $49
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Prasanta Kalita
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Science Engineering Social Sciences Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability Nutrition

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