Postharvest Technologies for the Developing World


Presentation by Michael Reid, UC Davis, discusses postharvest technologies and the opportunities to reduce postharvest losses. This presentation was given at the Horticulture Innovation Lab's "Postharvest in Horticulture: Reducing losses and improving quality to capture high-value crops" event held July 24, 2014 at the UC Washington Center in Washington, D.C.

Postharvest opportunities presented include:

  • Germplasm manipulation
  • Innovations in cooling
  • Electronics, communication and robotics 
  • Improved packaging
  • Innovative marketing

Value Chain

Postharvest practices