The ADM institute for the prevention of postharvest loss

Steven T. Sonka

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The Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss is focused on reducing post-harvest losses of cereals and oilseeds in developing countries. Postharvest loss (PHL) refers to crops and products wasted after harvest, particularly during the handling, storage, transportation, and processing stages. PHL can be caused by wrongly timed harvests, extreme temperatures, drought, micro-organism and other contamination, spillage, and physical damage. Reducing PHL is expected to be an efficient means to respond to the increasing need for food. The ADM Institute is research driven, and its resources are primarily focused on innovation and application of knowledge so as to reduce PHL in developing agriculture. In addition, the institute strives to heighten the understanding of this issue through sponsorship of conferences, support of undergraduate experiential learning, publications, and presentations, as well as by engaging the public through the institute's website and social media outlets. 0.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationResource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World
StatePublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering


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