XXX. INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL CONGRESS
12 - 16 AUGUST 2018 ISTANBUL - TURKEY
Bridging the World through Horticulture

S32- Strategies and Technologies to Maintain Quality and Reduce Postharvest Losses

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It is estimated that 10-40% of horticultural crops perishes due to lack of proper methods implementation during of harvest, handling, storing and marketing in practice. Proper methods of storage, packaging, transport and marketing and their applications/adoptions are required for reduction of these losses. Losses of horticultural crops refer to many different kinds of loss produced by a variety of factors. These include weight loss, loss of food values, and loss of economic value, loss of quality or acceptability. Postharvest is inter-disciplinary topic applied to agricultural produce after harvest for its storage, maintain quality, handling, sorting, processing, packaging, distribution, marketing, and utilization to meet the food and nutritional requirements of the people in relation to their needs. Postharvest operators, horticulturist, food scientists, packaging industry, fresh-cut industry, researchers, warehouse operators and many other related sub-sectors will be stakes of this Symposium. The solutions has to be developed in consonance with the needs of each society to stimulate fruit and vegetable production, prevent post-harvest losses, improve nutrition and add value to the products. In this concept, the expected outcomes are generation of employment, reduction of poverty, enhanced balanced nutrition and food security and stimulation of growth in related economic sectors. The process of developing suitable postharvest technology all over the world and especially in developing countries and its implementation needs an inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional approach, which must include, scientific creativity, technological innovations, commercial entrepreneurship and institutions capable of inter-disciplinary research and development all of which must respond in an integrated manner to the developmental needs.

Main themes:

  • Enhancing health benefits and postharvest quality of horticultural crops
  • International cooperation in knowledge, education, research and technology transference
  • Alternative methods to control postharvest losses and decay
  • Physiological and biochemical issues of horticultural crops
  • The new challenges in MAP, CA, DCA and non-destructive technology
  • Fresh-cut technology of fruit and vegetables
  • Advances in handling, packaging, transport, and distribution to reduce postharvest losses
  • Affordable postharvest technologies in developing countries

Scientific Committee:

  • Ahmed Ait-Oubahou - Morocco
  • Domingos Almeida - Portugal
  • Francisco Artés-Hernández - Spain
  • Ali Asgar - Malaysia
  • Randolph Beaudry - USA
  • Jameleddine Ben Abda - Tunisia
  • Mondher Bouzayen - France
  • Elif Erturk Candır - Turkey
  • Marita Cantwell - USA
  • Luis Cisneros-Zevallos - USA 
  • Giancarlo Colelli - Italy
  • Bruno Defilippi - Chile
  • Samir Droby - Israel
  • Ömür Dundar - Turkey
  • Jin Lee Eun - South Korea
  • John Golding - Australia
  • Nurdan Tuna Gunes - Turkey
  • Werner B. Herppich, Germany
  • Hidemi Izumi - Japan
  • Johnston Jason - New Zealand
  • Angelos Kanellis - Greece
  • Sirichai Kanlayanarat - Thailand
  • Kenan Kaynas - Turkey
  • Christian Larrigaudiere - Spain
  • Elizabeth  Mitcham - USA
  • Younes Mostofi - Iran
  • Bart Nicolaï - Belgium
  • Lluis Palou - Spain
  • Sunil Pareek - India
  • Krzystof Rutowski - Poland
  • Mostafa Sultan - Egypt
  • Gustavo Henrique de A. Teixeira - Brazil
  • Leon Terry - United Kingdom
  • Peter Toivonen - Canada
  • Pietro Tonutti - Italy
  • Daniel Valero - Spain
  • Eivind Vangdal - Norway
  • Ariel R. Vicente - Argentina
  • Chris Watkins - USA
  • Ernst Woltering -  The Netherlands
  • Allan Woolf - New Zealand
  • Elhadi Yahia  - Mexico

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