PCTAD organises a course on post-harvest technologies

27.04.2015 By: PCTAD

On April 20 and 21, a specialized course on "Post-harvest technologies, quality improvement and adaptation to new customers requirements in the Horticultural Sector" was organized by the Parque Científico Tecnológico Aula Dei (PCTAD) in collaboration with Ibercaja Obra Social.

The course offered an updated review of the most important post-harvest aspects in the Fruits and Vegetables sector. Throughout different thematic blocks, fundamental issues were discussed, such as the technologies and decisive agronomic factors in post-harvest, current mandatory quality control aspects, key issues related to trade and consumer requirements pushed by new habits and markets, and the potential opportunities that RDI offers concerning product improvement and the competitiveness of companies in the Horticultural Sector.

The course was attended by renowned professors and researchers from major universities and research centres of international prestige in post-harvest, as well as by representatives of some of the most important companies in the sector. Our colleagues of the Life Zero Residues project Sara Remón (PCTAD), Javier Arizmendi (Zerya) and Eva Campo (UNIZAR) also participated as lecturers:

• Pre-harvest management factors affecting horticultural quality (Javier Arizmendi)
• Rapid methods of sensorial assessment (Eva Campo)
• Successful projects of public-private partnerships in the horticulture sector (Sara Remón)

Here you can see some photos of the course.