Who is this class for: No specific background is required. An interest in food security issues, sustainability, global agriculture, and international development is helpful.


Created by:   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Dr. Prasanta Kalita

    Taught by:    Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss

    Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
LevelBeginner
Commitment4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.8 stars
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 12 ratings

A wonderful piece and a great eye opener on issues of post harvest losses and food security in general. Thanks for the course , nice move.

Very good course , much informative and useful. Thanks to the instructors and coursera.

The course, led by experts, presents clearly and gradually the key concepts of post-harvest losses.

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.

There are a lot of aspects of PHL that is not taught to Agricultural Engineers in India. This course is an excellent way of understanding some of those aspects such as economical value of PHL and the role of Extension workers in PHL. The course also opened my mind to the many available resources online and also to the problem of PHL as a global aspect.