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Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Course Orientation

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 12 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
3 hours to complete

Week 1: Problem: Global Postharvest Loss

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
1.2. Role of Water in Food Security: Global Perspectives15m
1.3. Overview of the Postharvest Supply Chain and the Role of Mechanization 8m
2 readings
Week 1 Overview10m
Week 1 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2: Causes: Major Causes & Encounters for PHL

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
2.2.1. Grain Drying: Basic Principles of Drying 10m
2.2.2. Grain Drying: Drying Methods 10m
2.2.3. Grain Cleaning: Methods and Equipment 8m
2.3. Grain Storage and Management 12m
2.4 The Economics of Postharvest Loss: Structural Issues 18m
2 readings
Week 2 Overview10m
Week 2 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Week 3: Solutions: A Prevention Framework for PHL

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 95 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
3.2.1. Asking the Most Useful Questions 11m
3.2.2. Tale of Two Cases: What Has Worked and What Hasn't Worked 9m
3.2.3. Enabling Good Decisions by Creating a Market-Like Environment 5m
3.3. Effective Extension for the Prevention of Postharvest Losses 12m
3.4. Working in Subsistence Marketplaces 7m
3.5. Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services 13m
3.6. Understanding Subsistence Marketplaces 11m
3.7. Designing Solutions 10m
2 readings
Week 3 Overview10m
Week 3 Readings and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Week 4: Actors: A Network of Global Stakeholders

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
4.1.2. Trends in International Awareness of Postharvest Loss: From Kissinger to 2015 9m
4.2. Solving Problems as an International Community: Benefits and Challenges of Collaborating for Food Loss Reduction 11m
4.3. SAVE FOOD Partnership and the Community of Practice on Food Loss Reduction 8m
4.4. The ADM Institute Approach to Postharvest Loss Prevention 15m
2 readings
Week 4 Overview10m
Week 4 Readings and Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz30m
Final Quiz30m

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