July 6, 2012, by Lindsay Brooke
Malaysia Campus welcomes visitors from International Postharvest Symposium
Pioneers and leading researchers in the field of postharvest biology and phytochemistry attended the 7th International Postharvest Symposium in Malaysia – the first Asian nation to host this auspicious event.
During their stay delegates took the opportunity to visit The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus to see the newly established Centre of Excellence for Postharvest Biotechnology. The centre is dedicated to conducting cutting edge research in the field of postharvest biology. Losses of fresh fruits and vegetables account for almost 30% of the total volume of produced food in Southeast Asia, making the reduction of postharvest losses a priority in enhancing food security. As Malaysia works towards advancing the agricultural sector and increasing productivity by 40% by 2020, postharvest tools and technologies emerge as an essential field in achieving this goal sustainaby.