AgriBusiness Forum

15.11.2016: Food Value Chains

Within a PPP supported by the German DAAD Academic Exchange Service Prof.Dr. Bernd Hallier discussed the food security structures and developments of the last 30 years with Dr.L. Emilio Morales from the University of New England/Australia and Christian Deutsch from the University of Bonn/Germany.

According to Hallier for all value chains "trust via a connected responsibility chain" has to be created by tracing/tracking like in Germany firstly organized by Orgainvent (Link) in response to the BSE-Mad Cow Crises 1994/1996: see also TILS Cuttinghouse (YouTube Link). In the future there will be an additional focus on the topic of Food Waste Management Systems like described in the following e-learning project (Download eBook). Social responsibility for example via cooperations with Food Banks will be essential for Corporate Social Responsibility. Alina Pukhovskaya (CV) is writing with the support of the European Retail Academy her PhD about this "hot" topic.

15.10.2016: Meat Market Observatory

To bridge frictions about prices between farmers and retailers the European Commission launched a Meat Market Observatory to create more transparency in the chain for beef/veal/pigmeat.

The observatory works on the same model as the milk market observatory. Retail is represented via EuroCommerce/Brussels.

15.09.2016: Conference on Food Insecurity, Mexico City

On September 9th the second colloquium with the topic “Strategies to reduction of food insecurity: private and social sector in collaboration” took place in Mexico City. The conference was organized by one of the oldest Mexican food banks Alimento Para Todos I.A.P. (APT) in the prominent university IBERO. Among other topics were discussed: the relation of education and obesity, strategies to reduction of food waste, and governmental project for development of rural communities suffering from food insecurity (PESA).

The conference finalized with the panel discussion. On the foto: from left to right Segio Barceló Infante (Director, APT), Alina Pukhovskaya (Doctorate Candidate / CV), Federico Gonzalez Celaya (President, BAMX), Ana Bertha Perez Lizaur (President, APT), Jose Berlanga de la Peña (Manager, Foundation LALA) and Dr. Roberto Solano Mendez (Professor, UDLAP).

10.06.2016: Status WFPC

The World Food Preservation Center (WFPC) now has 21 Agricultural Universities covering all six continents to teach measures against food waste!

The first WFPC-Food Waste Conference for Africa will take place in Nairobi/Kenya in the end of March 2017. Now WFPC promoted its first PhD-student - coming also from Africa! Dr.Gustav Mahunu from Ghana, who was directed by Prof. Hongyin Zhang from the Jiangsu University/China is the first to receive these honors.

02.05.2016: Cooling Mangos

One of the big problems of Food Waste is a lack of skills and technologies at the farming and logistical level of developing countries. The Agricultural University of Nairobi/Kenya has provided an educational video with a case-study how to improve the situation (Link).

For March 2017 the Nairobi University will organize as the Kenya Competence Center of the WorldFoodPreservationCenter the first Africa-wide Postharvest Food Loss Reduction Conference and Exhibition (Call for Papers). "It can be an important local step in building a Global House of Harmony based on Economics, Ecology and Ethics in Africa" Prof.Dr.B.Hallier said - "We should use our global retail know-how to support this initiative".

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