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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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Course Orientation

In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor, your classmates, and our learning environment....
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1 видео (всего 12 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Syllabus10мин
About the Discussion Forums10мин
Updating Your Profile10мин
Social Media10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Orientation Quiz10мин
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4 ч. на завершение

Week 1: Problem: Global Postharvest Loss

This module will provide you with an overview of the issue of postharvest loss (PHL) and how this impacts global food security and sustainability. It will also define the postharvest supply chain....
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3 видео (всего 41 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video3 видео
1.2. Role of Water in Food Security: Global Perspectives15мин
1.3. Overview of the Postharvest Supply Chain and the Role of Mechanization 8мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Week 1 Overview10мин
Week 1 Readings and Resources10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 1 Quiz30мин

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4 ч. на завершение

Week 2: Causes: Major Causes & Encounters for PHL

This module will introduce you to technical, social, and economic factors and situations that lead to postharvest losses. Harvesting, drying, and storage phases will be specifically covered as stages that are both vital in the grain supply chain and in which a great deal of postharvest losses are experienced....
Reading
6 видео (всего 81 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video6 видео
2.2.1. Grain Drying: Basic Principles of Drying 10мин
2.2.2. Grain Drying: Drying Methods 10мин
2.2.3. Grain Cleaning: Methods and Equipment 8мин
2.3. Grain Storage and Management 12мин
2.4 The Economics of Postharvest Loss: Structural Issues 18мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Week 2 Overview10мин
Week 2 Readings and Resources10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 2 Quiz40мин

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Week 3: Solutions: A Prevention Framework for PHL

This module will introduce you to a conceptual framework for how losses can be prevented. Theories, methods, and case examples on prevention will be covered....
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9 видео (всего 95 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video9 видео
3.2.1. Asking the Most Useful Questions 11мин
3.2.2. Tale of Two Cases: What Has Worked and What Hasn't Worked 9мин
3.2.3. Enabling Good Decisions by Creating a Market-Like Environment 5мин
3.3. Effective Extension for the Prevention of Postharvest Losses 12мин
3.4. Working in Subsistence Marketplaces 7мин
3.5. Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services 13мин
3.6. Understanding Subsistence Marketplaces 11мин
3.7. Designing Solutions 10мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Week 3 Overview10мин
Week 3 Readings and Resources10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Week 3 Quiz40мин

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Week 4: Actors: A Network of Global Stakeholders

In this module you will explore how the international community is responding to the issue of postharvest loss. The module will cover the current state of the postharvest loss prevention field, as well as provide background as to how it developed. Some key projects, initiatives, and approaches will be highlighted....
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5 видео (всего 50 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video5 видео
4.1.2. Trends in International Awareness of Postharvest Loss: From Kissinger to 2015 9мин
4.2. Solving Problems as an International Community: Benefits and Challenges of Collaborating for Food Loss Reduction 11мин
4.3. SAVE FOOD Partnership and the Community of Practice on Food Loss Reduction 8мин
4.4. The ADM Institute Approach to Postharvest Loss Prevention 15мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Week 4 Overview10мин
Week 4 Readings and Resources10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Week 4 Quiz40мин
Final Quiz16мин
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автор: NGJan 19th 2017

Thanks for offering a very much informative course. Look forward for more courses in this field.\n\nThanks a lot for all the lectures and Coursera!

автор: MENov 28th 2016

A wonderful piece and a great eye opener on issues of post harvest losses and food security in general. Thanks for the course , nice move.

Преподаватель

Dr. Prasanta Kalita

Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

О University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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