First Technical Webinar – Sustainable food systems and nutrition: Food Post-Harvest Losses

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Date(s) - 25/03/2020
2:30 pm

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This series of technical webinars, organized by Agreenium (l’Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France), UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), is an opportunity for all of us to share experiences and lessons learnt, discuss challenges, and propose innovative solutions and models. These webinars aim to provide a holistic and comprehensive view of current trends in thematic areas related to global challenges, by combining development research and innovation perspectives.
The main objective of the webinars is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, university professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world. They can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where it is possible to share perspectives, and questions to experts are encouraged. Webinars are also recorded and made available for self-study at anytime after the session.

• Explain quality management procedures to reduce post-harvest food losses
• Introduce SDG target 12.3.1a on the Food Loss Index (FLI) and the statistical methods to measure losses
• Explore ways to reduce post-harvest food losses in South East Asian Countries

Time: Mar 25, 2020 02:30 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

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Cristina Petracchi
Head of the eLearning Academy @Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Cristina Petracchi heads the FAO elearning Academy. She manages and coordinates the design, development, delivery and language adaptations of an extensive portfolio e-learning courses and blended learning programmes for the benefit of FAO member countries, and is responsable for the creation of University Masters’ and Post Graduate Degree Programmes. She engages actively in consolidating partnerships across United Nations agencies, academic institutions and universities, regional organizations, CSOs and NGOs, for capacity development initiatives. In addition to a University Degree in Biological Sciences, Ms Petracchi holds a PhD in Nutrition and Food Science, and has several years of experience of capacity development activities, in a number of countries.

Rosa Rolle
Senior Enterprise Development Office @Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rosa Rolle is a Senior Enterprise Development Officer in the FAO Nutrition and Food Systems Division. She leads a team working on actions to reduce food loss and waste. She has extensive experience working on food processing and packaging in Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), and has extensively worked across East and South-East Asia in capacity building and project implementation to manage quality and reduce food loss and waste in fresh product supply chains. She holds a PhD in food science from the Ohio State University, and has published a number of peer reviewed journal articles as well as technical materials – in the field of post-harvest handling, packaging, processing, food safety and quality – tailored for development support.

Carola Fabi
Senior Statistician @Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Carola Fabi is a Senior Statistician at FAO Statistics Division and the focal point for SDG indicator 12.3 on Food losses, where she leads the Methodological Innovation team. She holds a Master Degree in Economic Statistics and a Master Degree in Agricultural Economics. Carola developed the SDG indicator 12.3 Food Loss Index, supervised the development of the food loss estimation model and coordinated the “Guidelines for the measurement of harvest and postharvest losses” in 2014-2015. She is leading the statistical development of the new corporate Statistical Working System and is coordinating the new Data Lab for statistical innovation.

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