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About the Course

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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Dec 10, 2020

This course has been so helpful to me in further enriching my understanding on situations around the world and the need to reduce global postharvest losses! Thank you so much!

Feb 10, 2021

I am highly elated with this course and I urge all those interested in gaining a foothold on the subject of post harvest losses to enroll and learn on this course...........

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By kanika

May 6, 2020


By Sana N

Feb 13, 2021

its good

By Mona A A

Jul 11, 2020


By Rob K

May 11, 2020

A well-presented overview of the challenge of post-harvest loss and strategies on how to reduce these losses, according to context. I gained a clearer sense of the issues involved and the complexities being faced. I feel more confident to discuss post-harvest loss issues with my staff and to find appropriate strategies relevant for each context.

By Kunge K M

May 15, 2020

It is a wonderful course, I have gained knowledge on the difference between food loss and waste, and the importance of reducing it.

By Debasish P

Aug 1, 2018

Definitely a good course. Peer review process is not satisfactory. Enjoyable experience.

By Gokul V G

May 26, 2020

A thought provoking course which keeps you engaged in it during the course period.


Aug 22, 2020

Thank You team ADM.

By Swaroop S

Oct 16, 2020

really good one.

By Mamoon J A

May 13, 2019