30 September 2016

This news is redirected by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from the 1st All-Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition.

This congress theme is premised on the understanding that there are proven and emerging technologies and practices that have potential to reduce food losses and waste in the African context. The theme has been unpacked into five sub-themes anchored on the key sub-sectors in agriculture. For each sub-theme various topics including postharvest loss assessment methods and data, technologies, practices, strategies, investment, policies, cases studies, success stories will be discussed and show-cased.

Guidelines for abstract preparation and submission

The abstract should be written in English language in MS word or rich text format and have a maximum of 300 words in Times New Roman font size 12.The abstract MUST have the following details:

  • Concise title (maximum 15 words)
  • Names of authors, their affiliation and mailing address and the corresponding author contacts
  • The body of the abstract should contain the objective(s), methodology, results, discussion and conclusion/recommendations
  • Key words

The abstracts MUST be relevant to the congress theme and aligned to one or more of the five conference sub themes. Priority will be given to papers that demonstrate practical solutions (technologies, practices, strategies) to food loss and waste reduction.

The abstracts submission and registration can be made on the online platform at: africa-postharvestconference.uonbi.ac.ke. The abstracts can also be submitted to the congress E-mail address:postharvest.conference@gmail.com with a copy to postharvest.conference@uonbi.ac.ke. We warmly welcome you to submit your abstracts and register before the deadline.

Congress Proceedings and Special Publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in the congress proceedings. Full papers from selected outstanding abstracts will be published in a special edition book by the CRC Press (Taylor and Francis).