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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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完成時間為 1 小時

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 個視頻(共 12 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Reading4 個閱讀材料
Syllabus10分鐘
About the Discussion Forums10分鐘
Updating Your Profile10分鐘
Social Media10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Orientation Quiz10分鐘
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完成時間為 4 小時

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....
Reading
3 個視頻(共 41 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video3 個視頻
1.2. Role of Water in Food Security: Global Perspectives15分鐘
1.3. Overview of the Postharvest Supply Chain and the Role of Mechanization 8分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Week 1 Overview10分鐘
Week 1 Readings and Resources10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 1 Quiz30分鐘

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完成時間為 4 小時

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 個視頻(共 81 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video6 個視頻
2.2.1. Grain Drying: Basic Principles of Drying 10分鐘
2.2.2. Grain Drying: Drying Methods 10分鐘
2.2.3. Grain Cleaning: Methods and Equipment 8分鐘
2.3. Grain Storage and Management 12分鐘
2.4 The Economics of Postharvest Loss: Structural Issues 18分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Week 2 Overview10分鐘
Week 2 Readings and Resources10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 2 Quiz40分鐘

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完成時間為 5 小時

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 個視頻(共 95 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video9 個視頻
3.2.1. Asking the Most Useful Questions 11分鐘
3.2.2. Tale of Two Cases: What Has Worked and What Hasn't Worked 9分鐘
3.2.3. Enabling Good Decisions by Creating a Market-Like Environment 5分鐘
3.3. Effective Extension for the Prevention of Postharvest Losses 12分鐘
3.4. Working in Subsistence Marketplaces 7分鐘
3.5. Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services 13分鐘
3.6. Understanding Subsistence Marketplaces 11分鐘
3.7. Designing Solutions 10分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Week 3 Overview10分鐘
Week 3 Readings and Resources10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 3 Quiz40分鐘

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完成時間為 3 小時

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 個視頻(共 50 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video5 個視頻
4.1.2. Trends in International Awareness of Postharvest Loss: From Kissinger to 2015 9分鐘
4.2. Solving Problems as an International Community: Benefits and Challenges of Collaborating for Food Loss Reduction 11分鐘
4.3. SAVE FOOD Partnership and the Community of Practice on Food Loss Reduction 8分鐘
4.4. The ADM Institute Approach to Postharvest Loss Prevention 15分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Week 4 Overview10分鐘
Week 4 Readings and Resources10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Week 4 Quiz40分鐘
Final Quiz16分鐘
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創建者 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!

創建者 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.

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Dr. Prasanta Kalita

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

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