Strategic Postharvest and Supply Chain Management for Agricultural Products

Target Group:

Research and extension workers, quality control personnel in the produce industry, and business, government or academic professionals interested in advances in the postharvest technology of fruits, vegetables & horticultural crops

Education level:

Equivalent to a bachelor degree of university/technical college, preferably possess B.Sc. level degree on food science, food engineering, agro-industry, agricultural science, biotechnology, agricultural processing, agricultural product development, or have at least 5 years of related work experience; A very good command of the English language is essential.

Lecturer:

School of Agro-Industry

Duration:

3 Weeks

Application deadline:

31 July 2020

 

Class start:

1 November 2020

Class end:

22 November 2020

Tuition cost:

50,000 THB per person (excluding meal and traveling)

Class size:

18-20 students

Contact:

School of Agro-Industry,

Mae Fah Luang University

333 Moo 1, Thasud

Chiang Rai, Thailand, 57100

Tel: (66 53) 916738, Fax: (66 53) 916738

Email: saowapa@mfu.ac.th, wirongrong.ton@mfu.ac.th

This course provides a practical knowledge in pre- and postharvest management including current technologies that can be adopted to increase yield, reduce losses and add value to traded food products throughout their supply chain (from field to fork). Assessment of quality of food product can be recognized as the tool for estimate postharvest food losses which can be extremely variable in magnitude occurring at all stages of food production system. Appropriated logistic and supply chain management of agri-food product is important step to consider for losses reduction, storage quality maintenance and nutritional values preservation to both producers and consumers. Information on planting, harvesting, postharvest handling, storage, processing and marketing to distribution warehouse until final consumers will be focused in this training. The implementation of appropriate pre- and postharvest management and techniques, storage, processing, packaging to value added products is explained. This training should be valuable for stakeholders who involve in food industry.

  • Core modules:
    • Lecture and practical work (1st-2nd week): Pre-harvest management, Postharvest management and value adding, Quality and safety management, Technology and innovation in food processing, Packaging and transportation, Logistics and supply chain management.
    • Field Trips and group working (2nd-3rd week): Visiting the research institute, private business farms and companies and border trade area in northern Thailand. Group experiment relates to postharvest and supply chain management will be assigned, discussed and wrapped up.