|15.04.2016: 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".
|15.02.2016: Sustainable Knowledge Management
In the today´s world full of information spread over the Internet, often quantity prevails over quality, which makes it highly challenging to identify the relevant knowledge. That is why in the recent years private and governmental organizations have made a substantial afford to create online information hubs in order to support and facilitate the global management of sustainable knowledge.
For example, Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform (Link) of United Nations gathers in one place all important information about Sustainable Development Goals, which helps to coordinate the implementation of the UN agenda and to provide a centralized source of sustainable knowledge to all stakeholders. Another example: the World Bank Group offers Global Practices (Link) bringing together knowledge and expertise in 14 sectors and 5 cross-cutting areas, emphasizing that knowledge sharing will be crucial to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity around the world.
The World Food Preservation Center (WFPC) reports for 2015 a network around the Globe - AFRICA: Havamaya University/Ethiopia, University of Ghana, University of Nairobi, FUNAAB/Nigeria, AMERICA: (North) University of Florida/USA, (South) UFRGS Brazil, Universidad de Chile, ASIA: Jiangsu University/China, Allahabad University and Tamil Nadu University / both India, Agricultural University of Faisalabad/Pakistan, AUSTRALIA: University of Sydney, EUROPE: KU Leuven/Netherlands, Cranfield University/UK, University of Lisbon. The European Retail Academy has partnered with WFPC to promote the international transfer of know-how especially between agriculture and the Total Supply Chain.
WFPC will organize a conference in 2016 in India and in 2017 in Kenya. Also the first two books in the World Food Preservation Center-Book Series are planned.