Jagger Harvey (left) with Lord David Sainsbury (benefactor of The Sainsbury Laboratory through the Gatsby CharitableFoundation) when receiving the Societal Impact award in Norwich, UK, in 2013 (photo credit: BecA-ILRI Hub/Susan Seal).
‘A scientist with extensive experience in addressing international food and agriculture challenges has been named the new director of a Kansas State University project to reduce postharvest loss and food waste across the world.
‘Jagger Harvey will lead the U.S. Agency for International Development‘s Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss at the university. The $8.5 million project is helping the countries of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana and Guatemala reduce the amount of food that is lost or contaminated after harvest.
‘Also, the lab’s scientists are evaluating postharvest problems in Afghanistan that reduce the nutritional value of available food and make the country’s unique agricultural products more difficult to export.
‘Harvey will begin…
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