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Global Postharvest Loss Prevention

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 4.7 based on 12 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Nov 21 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Prasanta Kalita
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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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growing population facing acute

This course is very important to all learners from developing and developed countries, since world's growing population facing acute food shortage, thereby saving losses becomes need of the hour.In fact this is my first time for such online course, but enjoyed the course due to support of all the colleagues in the course.

includes 3 essays writting

The evaluation is very thorough and requires carefully attention during the on-line teaching.But beyond the learnings, the course includes 3 essays writting which are a great opportunity to share own experience with other peers.

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requires carefully attention during

many available resources online

The course also opened my mind to the many available resources online and also to the problem of PHL as a global aspect.

otherwise your paper may

You need to meet the weekly assignment deadline, otherwise your paper may not be peer reviewed.

real world case studies

At the end of the course, one learns to relate the real world case studies with the course info.

1/3 pho can

Disturbing yet hopeful in that 1/3 pho can be ideally saved.

disturbing yet hopeful

dr prasantha kalitha

I am very grateful to faculties for this course, Dr Prasantha Kalitha and his colleagues for such a informative and ultimate course on 'Global PH Losses'.

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Peer review process is not satisfactory.

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This will delay you receving your certificate of completion.

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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 4.7 based on 12 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Nov 21 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Instructor Dr. Prasanta Kalita
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
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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