BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

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International Conference on Postharvest Management for Better Food Security

International Conference on Postharvest Management for Better Food Security

Extended abstract submission deadline: August 30, 2018

The International Conference on “Postharvest management for better food security” will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from November 5 – 7, 2018. This initiative is triggered in Vietnam as it provides a rich source of tropical fruits and vegetables that potentially can fulfill consumer demands from countries situated in more moderate climates. Equally well, produce from those countries might find new markets in the Asian corner as long as supply and demand can be properly matched, acknowledging cultural differences with regard to product expectations and quality requirements. This conference aims to create a platform for the international community to meet and to share ideas and research updates regarding postharvest systems to facilitate global marketing of fruits and vegetables, to reduce global postharvest waste and losses, and eventually to create social and economic benefits on both ends of the chain.

Conference organization
- Conference convener: Prof. Tran Thi Dinh (VN)
- Scientific committee chair: Prof. Bart Nicolaï (BE)


Keynote speakers
- Dr. Allan Woolf (NZ)
- Prof. Leon Terry (UK)
- Prof. David Picha (US)
- Dr. Maarten Hertog (BE)


Main conference topics
- Innovations in postharvest handling
- Packaging and transportation
- Food marketing and traceability
- Postharvest product physiology


New deadlines
- Extended abstract submission deadline: August 30th 2018
- Notification of abstract acceptance: September 15th 2018
- End of early bird registration: September 30th 2018

For further information, please contact us at info@postharvestvnua.org