Global Postharvest Loss Prevention: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors (Coursera)

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera
Accreditation: QS Ranked University
Intensity: Self Paced
Duration: 13 hours
Free/Paid: Free, Paid

Through an examination of the physical, technical, and social dimensions of postharvest supply chains and loss prevention methods around the world, this course provides a global perspective on the issue of postharvest grain loss.

A third of all food produced each year is lost or wasted, making postharvest loss a critical global food security and sustainability issue. The following knowledge areas are discussed in detail:

  • 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

The course is free to enrol in. For USD $49, learners can purchase a Course Certificate. Financial aid is available through Coursera for those who cannot afford the certificate fee.

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