The World Food Preservation Center® LLC http://worldfoodpreservationcenter.com/index.html is working to close the postharvest “Skill Gap” and “Technology Gap” that exists in institutions of higher learning worldwide. These “Gaps” have resulted in our underinvestment of agricultural resources in the postharvest preservation of food (5%) as opposed to our investments in food production (95%).
The World Food Preservation Center® LLC is working hard to obtain scholarships for students in developing countries to attend “Sister” Universities of the WFPC and obtain postharvest M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Once these students return to their native counties they will be able to establish independent research, education, and extension postharvest programs or perhaps independent postharvest businesses.
We see our approach to reducing postharvest losses of food as more long-term and sustainable than other programs that are dependent on the continual input of experts from the develop world with uncertain budgets in order to be successful.
The World Food Preservation Center® LLC has also established the World Food Preservation Education Foundation http://foodpreservationfoundation.org/index.html to obtain scholarships for students to attend its “Sister” Universities.
Gustaf from Ghana below is graduating from our “Sister” University Jiangsu University in China as the first graduate from our program. Imagine the impact that an army of young scientists like Gustaf can have in developing countries on reducing postharvest food losses and diminishing world hunger. Postharvest programs established by graduates like Gustaf in Ghana will continue generationally through their students.