Edible Coatings in Fruit Preservation Event - Consortium for Innovation in Postharvest Loss and Food Waste reduction
Hybrid Event, 09/02/2021
@ 4:00pm SAST (South Africa - Johannesburg) @ 9:00am EST (Washington DC - USA)
Edible Coatings as an Economical and Natural Alternative to Synthetic Fungicides and Plastics in Fruit Preservation: A Case of Study with Stone Fruits.
The 1st Consortium webinar in 2021, Professor Olaniyi Fawole will give a presentation and take questions on edible coatings in fruit preservation.
Prof. Fawole is an Associate Professor in post-harvest protection and preservation of horticultural crops at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He earned a BSc at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and an MSc at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In 2013 obtained a PhD in Post-harvest Science and Technology from Stellenbosch University, before his appointment and promotion as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer academic in 2016 and 2018, respectively at the same University. His industry-oriented research focuses on shelflife extension of horticultural crops. His research strives to understand the effects of various biotic and abiotic factors on horticultural crops' maturity and storage to develop appropriate post-harvest management tools for stakeholders' economic and health benefit. Prof. Fawole is currently leading research on alternatives to plastics and synthetic chemicals in post-harvest preservation of perishable horticultural products.
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